28.7.12

How 'Death' can be Awakening

I was planning to skip blogging during this weekend but i suddenly feel like paying my respects to Dennis Ng, Author of personal finance books and Creator of Masteryourfinance.com.


He is a great guy and offer lots of great financial advice to people around him. 

Feels quite sad for him especially when he still have so much more to offer at only a mere 40+ age.

He also made me think of Steve Jobs and his quote on Death below:

"Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

It seriously made me ponder on what I have to do in my life and how to add value to the people around me.

My goals:
  1. Be either Portfolio Manager in my Career or start up a business like Motley Fool giving newsletter subscriptions and eventually even setting up their own funds!
  2. Buy a Car for my and my wife's families usage (I know owning a car is expensive in Sg, but I always cringe when i see mothers having to care for their children on public transport and I want to make them smile = Personal Preference)
  3. Give back to Society - It also makes me sad when i see many elderly having to work or sell tissue papers at their old age when they are supposed to enjoy a comfortable life towards their final journey.
Lastly, I will also want to leave a legacy behind just like how Dennis Ng and Steve Jobs did. It doesn't matter how long you live, but what you have accomplished and contributed to the people around you that matters. With that, I will work even harder towards my goals!

4 comments:

  1. Dennis is 43 this year.
    He is a generous man who shares generously his knowledge and passion, and also gives generously.
    He probably neglected his physical health although he has taken goodd care of his financial health.
    RIP Dennis!

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  2. I heard that he has 6 other siblings and they have a hereditary illness - hole in the heart.

    So i guess thats why..

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  3. Hey is this true??

    Regards,
    www.sgwebreviews.blogspot.com

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