October 15, 2011

Lessons Learned

This month, I have learned that:

-Paying for ad space does not necessarily entail a sale.
-Ad and shop views does not mean that you will make a sale.
-Buying materials does not urge on greater creativity, or make you feel better. (It just does in theory.)
-Being stuck in one's own bubble world makes you blind to the poverty in our own country.
-Why buy another thing that you want, when you could donate some of what you have to those who can't afford to purchase items beyond the bare necessities?
-Materialism helps to create a myopic view of what we really want vs. what we really need.
-What is important to you may not be all that important to others.
-Age does not matter in friendship.
-Working together is a heck of a lot easier than trying to attempt going at it alone.


GoHeyJudy said...

Well said. And sometimes the greatest poverty has nothing to do with money which is the saddest of all.

EmeraldCut said...

Very good point, GoHeyJudy. I meant monetary poverty in my post, but goodness, intellectual and emotional poverty ranks high on the list, too. Not even being able to reach one's potential due to life's circumstances or personal choices. Turning a blind eye to others. That's poverty, too.