Monday, October 04, 2004

Health, Money, Love

Amazing, really!

Two completely different cultures saying exactly the same thing about life, sharing the same philosophy of life.

The first is Spanish and can be translated:

There are three things in life
Health, Money and Love
Anyone who has those three things
Can give thanks to God

The second is a Swahili (East Africa) poem by Shaaban Robert - see my September 26 post.


Happiness in life consists in three things
Being blessed with Health and owning Property
But more than all that, being Loved by people

Of course there are slight differences in emphasis. For example, the African poet seems to stress love, specially in its social dimension, whereas, the Spanish verse seems to mean one-to-one love etc.

Your Comments?

Friday, October 01, 2004

Health, Money, Relationships

Raha ya dunia mambo matatu
Afya kujaliwa na kumilki kitu
Zaidi ya hayo, kupendwa na watu

Tres cosas hay en la vida
Salud, dinero y amor
El que tenga esas tres cosas
Puede dar gracias a Dios