Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Which is more important?

Hubby was reminding me last night about my mother-in-law (MIL)’s vacation in Shen Zhen plus other places in China next week. BTW my MIL is my 20 months old boy’s day-care-taker….So when she’s away, hubby & I will have to take turns to take care of baby instead.

Right after our conversation, we saw on the news that in some parts of Shen Zhen there were lots of frogs coming out from no-where! Apparently one of the signs before the previous terrible China earthquake was frogs & rats all came out from no-where too!

So this morning when I sent my boy, I spoke to MIL regarding this. I was telling her not to go for her vacation next week since there’s this potential earthquake or whatever natural disaster happening there or might happen there, looking at the sign. Then the below conversation took place :

MIL : “err…but we all paid already! Also, I cant be asking all the rest of 18 people to not go, right?”
Me: “Is the few thousand dollars more important or your life is more important?”
MIL : “What if it doesn’t happen?”
Me : “Then great! U can go another time! Do u want to risk your life betting IF anything happens???”
MIL : “err…let’s see what the rest say first lar…”
Me (very upset) : “I’m telling u that u really shouldn’t go, but I’m not asking the rest of your friends to not go, ok? They can go ahead by all means, I don’t care coz they are not somebody important to me!”

Infact the conversation we had this morning brought me to ponder a bit…Is money more important or is health more important? Is money more important or is family more important? If money more important or is life more important?

8 comments:

zewt said...

money is nothing compared to all those la.

cbenc12 said...

of cos health is more important and family and life too.. but when there are no concrete evidence, they tend to doubt mah..

Dio Brando said...

Life would be the most important than followed by health. Money can be earned.

But if you look at in from another pt of view... without money.. life would be miserable and you won't be able to take care of your health without money.

This becomes a chicken and egg thing.

Anonymous said...

An after thought? No one to take care of your baby . . .

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Sharlydia,

Life is the most important, and so if health...That's my opinion, anyway...=)

Daniel said...

sometimes, when people r thinking "one sided" they'll tend to put weight on their wealth than their life... this always happen

sharlydia said...

zewt - I thought so too!

cbenc12 - but will u spend money to buy the risk? or will u just "waste" the money to ensure safety?

dio - yeah...so i always thought to myself, earn enough to ensure we are able to take care of our health in any case, but need not aim to be a millionaire...

anonymous - hahaha! that's the last thought!!! infact if i'm not fussy, we can always send baby to a baby sitter, but ofcoz it wont be as good as MIL lar...

sharlydia said...

daphne - so do u mean if u've paid for a trip and found out some not really as factual news on something bad happening, will u go ahead or will u rather stay back?

daniel - i believe it could be true especially to those pple who are really wealthy, so they cant let go of the wealth...saw this scenario on the hong kong series too!