Tuesday 2 June 2009

Disparities Insanities Inhumanities

Disparity is when one eats at a coffee shop while the other eats at a posh restaurant.
Insanity is when many cannot afford to fine-dine ever in the lives while for a few, they eat nothing else but fine-dine.
Inhumanity is when millions are starving and hoping to get USD5 to feed themselves in a week while there are some who can spend thousands of USD just for a spoonful of caviar.

Disparity is when one drives a Honda while the other drives a BMW.
Insanity is when many can only afford a motorbike while a family of 5 can have up to 10 cars at home.
Inhumanity is when 45% of the world population will die without having to see what a car is while there are people who purchase not one but a few Porsches even before they got their driving licence.

Disparity is when one uses a simple hand-phone while the other uses a Blackberry / iPhone.
Insanity is when many could not afford a hand-phone while some can have absolutely no feeling when they lose their hand-phones.
Inhumanity is when 70% of the world population have not heard how a “dialing tone” sounds like while some changes hand-phone at every other new model release.

Disparity is when one wears a normal cap while the other wears a Nike cap.
Insanity is when many are paid USD5 a week to make Nike caps while a handful of individuals are paid millions just to wear it.
Inhumanity is when those who make the caps and needed USD5 to survive are retrenched in bad times while those few who are paid millions to wear it got their contract renewed.

Disparity is when your diamond ring is 0.25 carat while your friend’s is more than 1 carat.
Insanity is when millions will never have a chance to own a diamond ring while some complain that their diamond is too small.
Inhumanity is when thousands die while mining diamonds in Africa everyday while some insist on getting more diamonds despite knowing that people are dying mining it.

Disparity is when your kid plays marbles while the other kid plays with a Sony PSP.
Insanity is when millions of kids will grow up without knowing what a PSP is while others shower their kids with PSP, Nintendo Wii, iPod, iPhone, control cars, etc., etc.
Inhumanity is when thousands of kids get killed mining “Coltan” so that other kids around the world can kill monsters and aliens by pressing buttons. Coltan is a very essential component in making electrical products such as PSP and handphones.

Disparity is when you have a low pay job while other has a high pay job.
Insanity is when thousands of those with low pay jobs and needed that low pay just to survive are retrenched during bad times while those few with high pay jobs who probably only needed 5% of their pay to survive get a 5% pay cut.
Inhumanity is when tens of thousands of those with low pay jobs who didn’t get retrenched are made to sympathise the minority with high pay jobs who got a 5% pay cut.

Where are we?

1 year ago…
From tension to happ’y’ness


fufu said...

why we all always talking about these huuh?? we have different background, culture, mindset....etc why we all just cant stop compare but live happily? why why why? just be happy :) honda is still better than those who ride motorcycles only...

Crankster said...

Dude, these days you're writing some good stuff, man. I'm getting addicted to your blog.

Cindy Khor said...

that's such a good quote/definition/example of the 3 words. and it does enlighten me to be more appreciative with what i am having now.

suituapui said...

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10

Anonymous said...

Being thankful for what we have vs griping about what we don't have :)

I choose to be thankful!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well so long as every1 is happy..and they work towards closing dwn disparity and insanity..

u wouldnt half expect the insane ppl to help out the poor, are u?

taxy said...

Disparity is the content of your words and the pictures you used to illustrate them. Insanity is trying to read aloud the title of this post three times fast. Inhumanity is if you decide this is your last post and quit blogging.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing a very enlightening bit of info. Totally enjoy this.

aShLeY said...

Very thought provoking piece. Good stuff!

pinknpurplelizard said...

Life is filled with irony.

LithiumMind said...

Very well written. You got me hook.

Terra Shield said...

Well said, Zewt....

blackjack said...

Zewt is back!

Ninja said...


Really enjoyed this post!

Ice said...

Did you write all those? Wow, impressive! I can only write numbers though. Not good at words. *lol.

I believe this "gap" will always exist.

Purple~MushRooM said...

Zewt, I think this is by far your best creation in 2009. It really touched me and I can't help feeling sad reading about the inhumanity part.

(T) (H) (B) said...

There are too many examples and the list goes on.

What can we do to make the world a better place? What have we doen besides talk abt problems?

We have the problems and the solutions but most of us don't have any action. Sigh..

Bengbeng said...

this is deep, real deep. live and let live. disparities, insanities and inhumanities will always b with us.

beezee~bee said...

i've read a few of your entries...this i must say, an insanely brilliant post zewt!

keep it going!

Anonymous said...

yeah agree tat this is the best post recently

- it strenghten my stingyness
- y oprah on 1 hand tok abt all those high moral stuff while on other hand buying herself a mansion
- cousin travel 2 remote place in china to visit/help those poor kids while constantly looking 4 cool stuff/gadget every other week
- i dunno demand 4 diamond/electronic gadget in a way assist killing, thnx 4 enlightening
- luxury seems like a necessity nowadays, well ppl cant let go of it even after ur 'disparity-insanity-inhumanity', they say, these will always exist, cant help it, look-at-luxury-life goes on

zewt said...

fufu - disagree, i think if we have the same mindset and culture, there is a distinct factor that determines these conditions. it's... money. i am not comparing to lament on what i want to be... i am comparing to make us realise what we have become.

crankster - i cant produce this all the time :P you can always check out the deep thoughts tab.

cindy khor - more importantly, check out ourselves on what we have become.

suituapui - too much evil in this world...

Mei Teng - more importantly, dont need to strive for more... when you win, someone somewhere out there... loses.

constantly craving joe - they are probably the last person in this world who will actually lend their help.

zewt said...

taxy - as a matter of fact, i plany to do something drastic when i hit 500, which is quite soon.

Siew - always a pleasure to share.

aShLeY - hello and welcome. thanks, glad many like it.

pinknpurplelizard - and we are the main contributor.

LithiumMind - hello, welcome. hope i can come up with more... not all the time though :)

Terra Shield - thanks...

blackjack - i miss myself too hahahaha!

zewt said...

sabrina - once in a while, my juice flows smoothly...

Ai Shiang - proud to say that it is my original piece. anything out there... plagiarism hahaha!!! and indeed, you are a true blue auditor.

purple mushroom - geee... has it really been that long since i wrote a good piece? :P

the horny bitch - indeed... no action = futile. we certainly need to reflect... and react to it.

bengbeng - no, we have to make sure things dont progress further. i cant imagine what the next stage will be.

beezee~bee - hello... welcome to AZAIG. thank you for your wonderful compliment.

anon 4/6 9.15am - indeed... when luxury becomes a necessity, a lot of ppl out there are going to suffer in bringing luxury to a few bunch.

Ice said...

Zewt, No lah, I was only an auditor for 11 months after graduation. Was my first job. After that I was in private practices for quite some years but never did auditing. Not to offend anyone (including you) I think auditing is rather silly.

drumsticks said...

Ai Shiang, haha.. Can sense your disdain for auditing.
btw, i'm auditing, first job too. and will probably be doing this till i can find something else to jump on. ;)

whoalse said...

Hmm....simple yet meaningful

I'll have to admit this is not mine but my neighbour's. Having said that, I can't wait to own one! LOL

Kiersten said...

Very good piece, zewt. Very thought-provoking too.

Anonymous said...


you want to make sure these elements dont progress further?

revive communism.

Anonymous said...

Lil miss pinky,

its very intriguing that this piece provoked your thoughts. where do you live?

what have you been thinking about all these while?

zewt said...

Ai Shiang - 11 months is long in audit... well, dont worry about offending me, was never in audit :P

drumsticks - hahahaha... since you're still in it, cant be that bad eh?

whoalse - hahaha... the challenge in life is indeed... be contented with what you have.

Lil' Ms Pinky - good to know...

anon @ 5/6 4.04pm - spoken like a true intellect. but someone with wisdom will say... amplify socialism. you're smart, but lack the heart.

anon @ 5/6 4.06pm - everyone needs a reminder.

Huei said...


well i think it's no harm to always aim for higher..n want more..as long as it does not cause grievance to others i.e. taking tax money n putting into own pockets!

Jerine said...

Oh, I have fine dining at least four times a week. And caviar is a must for entree (if there's any on the menu). But at the same time, I'm using the same mobile phone for 6 years. Can you believe it?

Hilman Nordin said...

good stuff zewt!
Combined with the later post on Grameen bank, I now wish I can become a part of the solution of the many problems we now face.

To think out of the box using your brain, also using your heart so that the ideas are humane.

zewt said...

huei - yup, that i agree, as long as all prosper, not concentrated on 1 person.

Jerine - that's imbalance haha!

Mohd Hilman Nordin - unfortunately, there are those who oppose the idea. check out some comments in the grameen bank post.