Don’t apply Chinese proverbs to your love life

by Vinaya HS on November 7, 2006

in The Bangalore Blog,The Mumbai Blog,The SP Jain Blog

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There is, I believe, a Chinese proverb that says “Marry the one who loves you and not the one who you love.” My now management-enabled mind immediately tried constructing possible situations and strategies. Suppose there are three people A, B, and C. Let’s assume that A and C are male and B a female – all living in a normal world.

Situation #1

A loves B. Therefore, according to the Chinese proverb, B should marry A. But B loves C. Therefore, C should marry B. So we have a deadlock.

Situation #2

A loves B. Therefore, B should marry A. But C loves B. Therefore, B should marry C. So we have a deadlock – remember we are in a normal world.

If you have nothing else to do, you could possibly build more situations. Most would end in a deadlock. The moral of the story: “Don’t apply Chinese proverbs to your love life.”




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Vishu November 9, 2006 at 12:11 PM

In such a scenario, one has to calculate LQ (love quotient), do a little bit of risk analysis i.e., (liquidity, solidity, mentality bla bla…), and develop a portfolio of all those guys or gals who are in love, to reduce risk …. Continuously apply FIFO / LIFO / Priority based…kind of thing to keep the portfolio updated…..
Or do some a kind of country analysis, see how close is the country (for which proverb is applied) to China and THEN do feasibility study of the proverb and THEN..confirm if this proverb is applicable to the people of country in concern…and THEN…..

Well … got it, no more stupid applications (yella Dilbert prabhava saar) …toda serious business,
Went thru all your CRM articles, seriously you can have a online questionnaire related to CRM activities and develop a company rating system..

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