Sunday, December 13, 2009

If you can’t be good, be careful

The world is actually a jungle. OK, it's now mostly done up in concrete and you find lots of well-dressed, civilized looking people. But it's still a jungle with the survival of the fit or the lucky. If you happen to be born and bred in a 'safe' place, you're lucky. Otherwise, you’d better be fit and smart enough to avoid becoming someone else’s breakfast.

If you think all the laws and statutes are going to be upheld to keep you safe and secure, think twice about it. It's not that cozy after all. We read about the weirdest things happening within the arms of the law itself. And don't think that just because the people you meet look and act innocent, they're as decent as they come.

And that's the worst part. In the real jungle, you know at once who are the aggressors and avoid these buggers. In our jungle, you can't tell the good guys from the villains until you get mauled. We read about them in the news everyday. And our friends tell us some of their personal experiences too. Sometimes we even get stung ourselves.

And talking about getting stung just be aware what kind of people you’re talking to especially if they’re strangers. There are lots of people out and about who are eager to make a fast buck out of those who are equally eager to do the same thing. Even seasoned crooks are not spared.

Like Michael Korda once said, ‘Keep your appetite in check’. The seven deadly sins are still as deadly as they were since the beginning of time. Stay alert, stay smart. And above all don’t get too greedy.

And if you can’t be good, be careful.


  1. sometimes i think we live in a little cocoon of our own n expect none of the bad stuff to happen to us but to others.

  2. That's right. It's so easy to go slack and let our guards down. Then we get a rude awakening. Like when I got my car window smashed in just because I left a brand new bag in the backseat of the car in full view of the public in a notoriously crime-prone area. You can't be too careful these days.