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Jan 7, 2010

What makes the Martians happy

We need to start the year smiling in 2010, lets try out other blogs to express on happy fictions, satire, humor, comedies and out of this alien life-form world stuff?

No, not Alfred Hitchcock movies pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres....that is too scary about the birds.

Not for horrors about the Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds" (The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies) or ghost stories too. We prefer to look at a beautiful world of Nature.

Duncan Jones' new film raises profound questions about the nature of our identities, as well as our relationships to our institutions describing how, in the near future and humanity. Stressful and tough for too much thinking. Prefer something more relaxing than heavy academic theory too cramming for the brain, I guess.

Director Stanley Kramer had a movie title "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" in 1963 only as a cheek in tongue of chatty type.

Perhaps looking for "The Gods Must Be Crazy" movie about Bushman to the end of the earth. Xi prepared to throw the Coke bottle off the end of the earth, leading a simple, fairly utopian life in contrast with Western culture. Maybe.

How about sci-fi fantasy which are my best favorites.

Carl Sagan's great appeal as a popular-science writer, beyond his prodigious knowledge, is his optimism and sense of wonder. A visualizer and a visionary, he fires our imagination and turns science into high drama. In a our solar system, galaxy and beyond, Cornell astronomer Sagan meshes a history of astronomical discovery, a cogent brief for space exploration and an overview of life-from its origins in the oceans to humanity's first emergence to a projected future where humans "terraform" and settle other planets and asteroids, Earth having long been swallowed by the sun.

"Cosmos" by Carl Sagan is a cannot stop-down title at any time.

"Batteries not included" is a 1987 family-science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins about small extraterrestrial living machines that save an apartment block under threat from property development.

"E.T." the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg.

During the weekend for a "kopitalk" with my elderly buddies (the 5 of us are combined about 350 years old together), we spent hours just doing something for fun. Just talk nothing for anything in seriousness. Time for coffee and then forgotten especially for retirement.

Since the most difficult to talk about the human species because we ourselves are people, we should not criticize us. People cannot judge themselves as people, not to be disrespective and unfairness to everyone.

This poem was written by Mother Teresa and is engraved on the wall of her home for the children of Calcutta, India. Mother Teresa is one of the greatest, humble and humankind in good faith to our deepest respect:



People are often unreasonable,
illogical, and self-centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of
selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends
and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough,

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.


How about Barbara Streisand's "People" song on YouTube.

There was no fixed agenda for our buddy "kopitalk", so rambling about everything under the sun...lots of noises and confusing, but no rancor or quarrelling though.

Eventually, my talkative buddies focus on the following newspaper excerpt article:


The Straits Times, Thursday, January 7, 2010

The media gives some insight into what makes Singaporeans happy or upset.

Singaporeans are happy when the Government rolls out a family-friendly Budget. Singaporeans are annoyed by service staff who are not passionate about their work or cannot speak English well. Depending on the performance of their invests, Singaporeans may love or loathe coffee shop talk about the stock and property markets.

These snapshots motivated us to study three things of Singaporeans consider when they evaluate their quality of life: happiness, enjoyment and achivement. In a recently published book that we wrote, The Wellbeing of Singaporeans, we reported that more than one in four Singaporeans (27.5 per cent) are very happy with their life and about half (51.1 per cent) are quite happy while less than 1 in 100 (0.9 per cent) are very unhappy. Singles are happiest lot while the middle-income group is the least happy.
What do these findings tell us about Singaporeans? While they are generally a happy lot, more can be done to help them appreciate their own achievements and to find more enjoyment in life. Perhaps they have forgotten how to savour simple pleasures.

They may also be setting themselves up for disappointment by imposing unrealistically high expectations on themselves. A balance must be stuck between setting and striving towards standards of achievement and ensuring personal well-being in other areas of one's life.
The writers are professors in the Department of Marketing at the National University of Singapore Business School. They specialise in quality of life and lifestyle studies.


Lets speak some topics about the Martians?

Once long ago, there was an article in the newspaper what Martians will look from the terrestial species who are not people.

Imagainative uncommon topic from the view of people in the world...they have a kind of "Culture Shock" ; )

The Martians are different from the characteristics, feelings, thoughts, behaviors and their communication manners to human species are total different.

Since we compare the Martians, they will not criticize and judge people.

How can we make the Martians happy?

It may be an imagination far away into the future. But who knows?

In the first, appearance of people do not look like else would really know about Martians? Would they be always happy or always sad, upset or miserable?

If the facial (unfaced) cloned appearance of all Martians are unhomogenized, how do we know they smile or laugh to know that they are actually happy. They are confused for humankind to smile only in their hearts but not necessary in their faces. Who cares!

Can people with a perpetual and everlasting smile throughout the day has anything to prove to be happiness? On the contradiction, the National Service serious training, the instuctor's retort "cut off the stupid smile face on your look".

The Martians make happy, but it doesn't matter to show it on the Martian face!

At the end of a long, long talkchat...we don't need any conclusions. No prizes for the win or lose. Both our humankind and Martians are happy and each our personal individual choice!

Happiness is the design of the omnipotent, providence and our Creator, and whatever within the heart and joy to all mankind.

Martians and all humans are happy, not upset!



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