2010-03-22 06:07:20 UTC
for President Obama and what
encouragement does to bring out the best in people.
Well, we have all heard today the great achievement i.e. America's Health
Bill which was brought about by
President Barrack Obama!
Great news to the 32 odd million people in America who were without Health
Insurance and kudos to President Obama
and his administration.
Oscar C. Lobo
--- On Mon, 12/10/09, Oscar Lobo <oscarlobo1 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
From: Oscar Lobo <oscarlobo1 at optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: [Goanet] Nobel prize win 'humbles' Obama.
To: "Goanet" <goanet at goanet.org>
Date: Monday, 12 October, 2009, 7:09 AM
Noble Peace Award for President Obama.
People are divided on the decision taken by the Norwegian Noble Prize
(NNPC) to award President Obama with a Noble Prize.
While it may seem to be premature for some people many of us may have
fact that he is the first Black American President in the history of
in itself is an achievement as he has risen up from the down trodden
he has commenced some good initiatives for the people of America. Instead of
spanner in his good works it is better to put an Award to make him do some
work being at the helm of his career.
Encouragement brings out the best in people. Criticism brings out the worst.
many of us fall in each category!
We Goans need to learn from all this. How many of our genuine Goans have
contributed and continuing a great job in keeping our Goan culture and
alive? We know a few Goans in Goa, Middle East, Canada, Spain etc; and what
encouragement have we given to our Goans other than cheap shooting of
washing dirty linen in public? Do we know that Goanet is also read by
India and elsewhere as there is no restriction to be a member of Goanet.
Recently a south Indian said to me - Do you know Mr. Lobo why Goans are not
progressing? I was curious and asked him why to which he replied "Because
community is suffering from Tall Poppy syndrome (Aum shanoh in Konkani) and
Let us therefore wake up to these observations by non-Goans and if necessary
apologise to our fellow Goenkars if you believe we have hurt people because
or perhaps miss judgement.
The most important commandment from Jesus was "Love one another as I have
This is precisely what is missing in us Goans and quicker we start loving
community the quicker we will stand to gain.
Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light.
Oscar C. Lobo