Showing posts with label Economic Matters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Economic Matters. Show all posts

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Wealthy Farmer

7:38:00 AM
Are there anyone playing Farmville? Of course and for sure most of the users of Facebook do play Farmville or have played it. Farmville is an online game which was developed by Zynga. It’s a simulation game of how and what do farmers do in their farm, what they plat, what they raise and even how they operate the whole farm. It is quite interesting that Zynga develop a game some thing like this which focuses on farm living. It doesn’t only help city people realize the work inside the farm but also the attitude of giving value not only to farm products but also by giving great respect to farmers. Without them there will no food for us to eat.

There’s always a negative notion about farmers and farming. Most people thought that being a farmer is poor and there’s no way to improve one’s life. Well, that thought should be deemed and vanished from anyone’s thought because to be precise farmers are far wealthier than us, city people who always make fun of their appearance and their way of living.

Yes! Farmers are wealthier than us who lived in the city. They are wealthier almost in all aspect. Why? Well here are some of the reasons.

  1. Farmers are wealthier in terms of assets. So what are his assets? The farmer has hectares of land to plant with. Most of them are owned. He has livestocks that he raises and the numbers can really increase every time they reproduce or mate. He has fresh vegetables which he can sell tot eh market and don’t forget that they do have their savings in the bank.
  2. When it is about their health, it’s rare that they got sick and went to the doctor. If they got sick they can easily recover because of the fresh ambiance, fresh food, and their strong immunity.
  3. When it comes to friends, these farmers got lots of friends. They are wealthy in friends. Mostly each farmer knows everyone in the barrio or in a town. They are well acquainted with each other. That is why when someone needs help most of the people in the town or barrio will be there to help. This is common to Filipinos and they call this “bayanihan”.

The farmer’s life style is simple if they want it to be simple. They can also be extravagant if they want to. They can simply make their life a little more from what their present status is. In other words farmers do really are wealthy in all aspect compare to the people living in the city. It is really sad to know that most of the kids and teens from the farm would rather be in the city than in the farm. They don’t have any idea that they are wealthier than the city people. For those farm kids or teens who have realized the value of being a farmer I admire you for that and a salute to you all.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Clean Plate

11:28:00 PM
This is not about home and household tips nor about dining or kitchen wares but instead it is about economic issue and an environmental as well. How many people do you know that always keep their meal consumed with no leftover and their plates are clean, in a sense? Maybe you’ll think and say quite a few or none at all. I do get that response mostly because to them, leaving your plate clean is something odd for them. There are quite few people who do consume their meal and most of them I think are well aware of the problem, economically and environmentally.

On restaurants and fast food chains you’ll find that there are lots of foods being taken for granted. There are leftovers everywhere and this are all put into the trash leaving it for the consumption of stowaway cats, dogs, rats, cockroach, and other insects or animals which consumes leftovers. Though these scavengers like eat this, still, these are foods that are wasted. I know that it’s the individuals prerogative to consume it all or not but to think of it, at least they should have thought of the process how it is produced.

Foods pass through a long series of production cycle. This involves not only man but the whole environment. One good example is the rice production. Rice is one of the common foods consumed by man and planting it is really hard takes time to produce it. The process starts in watering and cultivating the land. It takes days to till the land. Once it is ready, rice seeds are tossed in the nursery area and waited till leaves sprout out from it. After that they are planted on the tilled land, giving spaces for the rice plant to grow perfectly. Then farmers wait for three to four months till harvest time. Rice grains are harvested and run through a machine to peel of the rice grain coating. Then that’s the time that they are sold to market. The whole environment is involved in the production of rice. That’s not the only process that the food passes through. From the farm to the market, from the market to the restaurants, and from the restaurants it is cooked by the chef and later on served to the consumers. Imagine how long the process is and then people just waste those precious grains. Rice is only taken as the subject but generally all foods undergo with the same process. So foods should not be considered as a mere commodity that we consumed but as one of the precious materials and a life giving source of this world.

Just always think of the process how they are produced. Maybe you’ll understand why we shouldn’t waste any food. You’ll never know how long will this world’s resources will last. So as long as there are enough resources on this world lets make it worth consume what we can and don’t waste anything. There are lots of people die in hunger just think about them.

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