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Friday, April 15, 2005

You are not a number


You are not a number Posted by Hello

Telekom Malaysia launched its new brand yesterday. It is now called TM Bhd. Its retail outlets is new called TMpoint. It was launched by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

For the past few days, Malaysians have been reading the above advertisement in all major newspapers.

Bernama reports,

Asked on the new rebranding of TM, Abdullah said "it looked more attractive and cheerful."

"I hope it would become a renowned Malaysian brand especially when operating in foreign countries. With the new branding, anybody who sees TM would recognise Malaysia," he said.

Abdullah also said he does not want to see TM to be known only as Telekom Malaysia but as an international telecommunications company which is competent, efficient and able to meet customers' demands.

"This is my hope and that of every citizen and I hope it becomes a commitment of every TM employee to play their role in ensuring TM's success as a renowned telecommunications company," he said.

But Malaysians have surely Mother Teresa to thank for, for it was Mother Teresa who first told us that we have not come into the world to be a number. The full quote -

How wonderful it is to think that we have all been created for a purpose! We have not come into the world to be a number; we have been created for a purpose, for great things: To love and be loved. – Mother Teresa

2 comment(s):

Treated like a number ? I think it is true. Time for a change but can the govt really implement change ?
Time will tell ...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:46 pm  

Hi, thanks for your comment. Incidentally, a story titled "Three doors to wisdom" came into my mailbox today.

A young prince was sent to an Old Wise Man (OWM)to perfect his knowledge of life. The OWM gave him indications of three doors on his path and read the rules written on each of the door.

The first door the prince saw read:

CHANGE THE WORLD

He tried, but achieved little.

The second door the prince saw read:

CHANGE OTHERS

He did not achieve much either.

The third door the prince saw read:

CHANGE YOURSELF

He did not achieve much.

He turned back to the third door and there, he saw:

ACCEPT YOURSELF

There, lying on the ground, scattered around him, everything he had thrown away - his defects, shadows, fears, limits and old worries. He learnt how to recognize them, accept them, love them without comparing himself to others, without judging himself, without reprimanding himself.

The OWM told him this is the first rule of wisdom.

The prince went back to second door. There, he read -

ACCEPT OTHERS

Now, the young prince did not see the imperfections, defects of the person he had been with all his life, those he had loved as well as those he had hated, those he had supported and those he had fought.

The OWM told him this is the second rule to wisdom.

The prince went back to the first door, now he saw -

ACCEPT THE WORLD

The prince looked around and recognize this world which he had tried to conquer, to transform, to change. He was struck by the brightness and the beauty of everything.

The OWM said this is the 3rd rule. The prince is now in agreement with himself, others and with the world.

The prince experinece peace, serenity ...

By Blogger Yan, at 11:37 am  

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