31 de outubro de 2007

Não "degisto" da "ademenistração"!

I think I'm gonna blow up if I don't let this out of my chest! So, just out of therapy, preventing a heart attack (mine in this case) is doing the national health care system a favour by saving a few hundred euros, I'll let some steam off of me.

I thought I had seen it all even if I've actually seen it all! But surprises are exactly that... surprises and keep popping up when you least expect them! Now, how does one explain that "Drs." to be write the absurdities the title gives evidence of? Is it the national school system? Is it the fact that kids have it all so easy that studying means/is nothing? Is it the poor secondary school teachers that, as outcast, downtrodden classes, don't bother anymore? Is it Macdonaldisation of the education? What? I just don't get it! But, hey, I'm just a blond bimbo!

In any case, not "degisting" of something shows determination. And if you want to be an "ademenistrator" you just have to "ademenister".

And such is life in the big city!

28 de outubro de 2007

Where's the meritocracy?

Há tantos burros mandando

em homens de inteligência

que às vezes fico a pensar

que a burrice é uma ciência!

António Aleixo

Who wrote this was a simple and, obviously, intelligent man. But as so often happens, simple and intelligent men don't go that far in this world. I wonder why is it that the most capable people are always in the shades? And why is it that the world is usually ruled by idiots?

This assumption seems to contradict the very basics of Darwin's theory of the survival of the fittest. But, on a closer look, probably the truth is that those with less ability (to think, judge and act) are effectively the strongest of our species. It is they that rule! The peaceful-minded, the well-intentioned, the truly intelligent, the generous-hearted, the well-balanced don't have it easy in life. Theirs is a winding path full of obstacles. Everything is just so hard to get and the game so unfair.

Maybe it is because they are so fed up of all the battles thay they prefer to stand still in the shadows and not call attention to themselves. And here is another thing: these tremendous human beings are usually shy. Why is that so? On the contrary, the ignorant hot air balloon sort of human likes the spotlight, the attention and everything else that inflates their voracious egos.

Wouldn't it be great to live in a genuinely meritocratic society? If you honestly did your best and were rewarded for it, wouldn't this be a better place and a fairer world?