Some inventions came under the initiative of the American government. “The handy navigating device in nearly every car and Smartphone was also originally developed by the Defense Department in the 1970s to follow the exact locations of nuclear missiles and calculate their proper trajectories.” (www.thefiscaltimes.com)
The Chinese in any country has entrepreneurial mentality. Almost from birth they are trained to help out in the family business preparing them to manage their own. Chinese doctors and lawyers put up their own clinic, hospital or law office that they manage.
The Filipinos have employee mentality. They are all over the world working for all nations, adapting to all kinds of climate and terrain for a labor’s wage. There are Filipino geniuses working in IT or medical field or engineering who are content to be employees till they reach retiring age. Some aspire for management promotion but employees nonetheless.
Every country has a retirement law that sets the age when a person can receive a pension for years of labor. “Roughly half of the state pension systems used age 65 as the retirement age and half used age 70. Taking all this into account, the Committee on Economic Security (CES) planners made a rough judgment that age 65 was probably more reasonable than age 70…The studies showed that using age 65 produced a manageable system that could easily be made self-sustaining with only modest levels of payroll taxation.” (www.ssa.gov)
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Even the Philippines has a retirement age. However employee mentality is in the mind. When the body has all but given up the mind retains the inclination to work, to associate with peers and to receive the wage that is proof of appreciation for a job well done. The Philippines has an abundance of young efficient intelligent labor that makes employment difficult to find for the middle aged. The retirees find their way into countries that would hire them. Some leave behind the country they love to immigrate just so they can enjoy working. ‘Enjoy working?!’ Is that even possible? Well maybe someday.
“No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.” (Isaiah 65:22)
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