“The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle. From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.” – Frederick Lewis Donaldson Continue reading “The Seven Social Sins” – Frederick Lewis Donaldson
Hi, it’s Danny posting on Don’s blog from the UK. I felt that this was important to share this, to raise awareness.
I don’t as yet have anything other than word of mouth, of initial reports coming in via FaceBook. But friends have sadly reported to me a number of Thai men and women have committed suicide in Thailand due to basically running out of money. With curfews and lockdowns, little to no government help, no tourist income (a large part of Thai GDP), many Thai’s operating small/micro-businesses, a drought in Thailand, already an economic downturn and with little or no savings – people who are poor are basically living hand to mouth and have become desperate.
I really don’t know what else to say, other than I’m deeply saddened to hear these reports. Losing a life through suicide is heartbreaking, and needless. My deepest condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones.
If this isn’t resolved swiftly, I’m worried things will descend into civil unrest, which would obviously lead to violence and more deaths.
I don’t know how this can be achieved – But it’s time we got the world economy going again, so more lives aren’t lost, and we don’t have more tragedy on top of the tragedy we’ve already suffered.
Hope you are safe and stays that way.
If you’re affected by this, then it’s possible to contact the Samaritans :
“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.” – The Samaritans UK
Thailand – http://www.samaritansthai.com/
Tel: 116 123 (Free)
Tel: 1 (800) 273-TALK (I think 1 800 is a free to call number in USA)
There’s also Befrienders Wordwide (similar to the Samaritans), who have contact telephone numbers in many countries – https://www.befrienders.org/
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The house always wins … The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … I’m clichés-r-us today 🙂 A quote I posted – I can understand the interpretation of one of my readers, which is that it’s “classist” (in their … Continue reading Take From The Poor To Give To The Rich
Or “Rooster Bank” if you’re not British … although doesn’t have the same “ring” to it … I have no clue what the reason is to put a cockerel on a money changer’s counter … perhaps someone knows the symbolism … Continue reading Cock Bank
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The Big Buddha has minor Buddhas, one for each day of the week. For YOU, your minor Buddha would be the same as the day of … Continue reading Minor Buddha 2
In the build up to my sunset photo challenge, I thought I would share one of my favourite tracks at the moment. I just love the lyrics, especially when he gets to the bridge – When the sun will set … Continue reading Music To Listen To As The Sun Sets
Ocean water doesn’t get much stiller than this. Hardly a ripple to be seen – just what you’d expect from a sleepy seaside town in Ireland. … Continue reading Boats On Calm Water
I know some of you have seen the pictures of the Ferrari’s I have photographed, and you are probably getting a little bored of seeing the … Continue reading One Horse Or Two Horses – Which Do You Prefer?
Following my recent post from the Ferrari dealer, here’s a few photos from the BMW Headquarters based in Munich, Germany. Unfortunately most of my pics had my children in, so have automatically been excluded, so here are the few that … Continue reading BMW Headquarters Munich
As it was the end of Easter holidays for the children, I decided to take them on a road trip – to Brighton, UK. It was … Continue reading Boats, Ferraris, Macaroons And Drunks – All In One Day
Passing by a Ferrari dealer, I couldn’t help but take a few photos. They had a number of beautiful Ferrari’s on show and even had a … Continue reading British or Italian – Which Do You Prefer?
I recently came across this great free cloud accounting for UK users http://www.quickfile.co.uk Accounting for a loan so that Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss are correct was a little confusing so I put this article together. Example £5000 loan … Continue reading Quick File – Accounting for a loan