Here’s my own rendition of a training material when I was still studying for the licensure examination (references available upon request).
What if you owned a goose that lays golden eggs?
To what extent will you take care of the goose? Will you not feed it properly, keep it fat and happy, bathe it if need be?Keep it in a nice warm and clean ‘home’ (mind you home not cage), and ensure that the neighbor does not know about it, lest it be stolen for their own purpose, or worse kill it for pulutan?
Or if you find golden goose too fancy and unrealistic, how about the next story.
What if you came into possession a wondrous money-machine, one that prints legitimate Philippine currency (hush hush BSP might confiscate it). This machine allows you to print as much money as you need, and then some extra for your savings. But you cannot print too much money that you just give it away to others, or too much money that it already makes you greedy. Only up to an amount that’s just right for your needs (of course you don’t want to raise neighborhood, kidnappers, PNP, BSP and BIR suspicion right?)
If our homes have fire and earthquake insurances, our vehicles have car insurance, even credit and loans and phones are nowadays insured, why not our greatest possession of all – our productive capacities, our time, our selves?
Sadly, some Filipinos even risk their life or worse, die in the course of taking care and depending their properties and valuables (e.g. in case of fire or demolitions, against thieves and carnappers, etc). They do not see the value in the very lives that they are putting at risk, just to depend and preserve these lesser-valued properties.
Photo: “Phoenix Egg” by Jan
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