Most Popular TV-Series that Teach You Investment Terminology and Business Management

The following is my list of 6 TV shows that are more than likely to sharpen your business English and negotiation skills with abundant edgy business jargon. 


<US TV Series > Mad Men《廣告狂人》

“People will show you who they are, but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be.”-Mad Man

It’s an iconic quote. Do we transform ourselves into the way the capitalist society “wants us to be” so as not to be excluded or badly judged by people around us?


“Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.”-Mad Man

Due to his dramatic life experiences, he tend to believe that change is not always something to be feared or celebrated. A coin has two sides.Every cloud has a silver lining. Life is full of surprises. In real life, things are going to change whether we accept it or not. That’s just the way the world


“You want respect? Go out and get it for yourself.”-Mad Man
Respect has to be earned and it’s never easy. The leading character Draper is the man who strives to get his job done. He wants to deliver the best of the best no matter what.


“We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had.” -Mad Man

The quote carries a lot of weight based on human nature. It plays into the idea that people traps themselves because of unfulfilled desires and we ignore what we have until we lose it. Excessive desire keeps people away from having a beautiful life.

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”-Mad Man

A big change in the world can start with one person. Are you able to  speak your mind in public? If everyone fails to be honest with their feelings, why do they socialize? Are you brave enough to speak up for what is morally right? Do not underestimate the power of your voice. Stop feel sorry for not taking actions. Learn to defend those you care.


“I have a life and it only goes in one direction. Forward.”-Mad Man
Dan is not the man who indulges in the past. He is committed to better his life in his own way. 


“In Greek, ‘nostalgia’ literally means ‘the pain from an old wound… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.”-Mad Man


Taiwanese actor Wen Zhenling “I don’t have high material desires anyway.” She has no desire to revolve her life around making more money.  She lost her father at the age of four. In order not to make herself a burden to the family, she started being the advertising model at the age of 12 and stopped obtaining money from her mom. After making the first feature film at 16 years old, she did not take any jobs for around a year. Her bank account only about 30 US dollars. She said, “I don’t have high material desires anyway.” She has no desire to revolve her life around making more money. 


I can’t understand why so many people force others to make more and more money. If a person does not have high material desires, and she neither wants to get a luxurious car nor a fancy house. She neither wants to get luxury goods nor visiting high-end restaurants,  does it make sense for her to focus her lives on making money?

If a person is doing everything she loves and keeps a good mood and good health, isn’t it good enough? The most terrible thing is that some people stick to the wrong idea and they tend to preach what they believe and guide others ‘lives and they even blame others for not spend their whole life on making more money …



The Meaning Behind Material Desires

I would say, we are living in modern consumer-capitalist society that the mainstream public tend to value a person’s self-worth by what they wear and how much they earn because we barely have enough time to get to know much about a person in social gatherings. Most of us even can’t spend much time with their friends, lovers, or family members, let alone the strangers. Consumers do not have to be materialists — most aren’t; materialists will be enthusiastic consumers. 

How to spend our time and money is deeply connected to our deepest desires and priorities in life. What you want out of your life? Most of us might get addicted to something consciously or not. Are you tempted to feel more glamorous, successful, confident or loved?


 In a busy world that is often difficult to get people to understand more about ourselves, where do you seek comforts? Dating app, social media, food, flowers, or what?


And how you reward yourself for hard-working. Chances are, dreams give us the clues to our secret desires and the things we wish for. Our deepest desires might be hidden in our subconsciousness. 


The question for you: Am I waste my life doing the things in the hope that I will be ……

Margaret W. Lavigne

As to God’s discipline, it’s comforting to know that “God promises to make something good out of the storm” (Roman 8: 28). Do not keep “record of wrongs” (In Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 4:8). God will do the justice in due course (Matthew 12:36 NIV). History repeats. Life challenges repeat itself until we correct our unalterable weaknesses. I would say, inner peace is the utmost blessing from God (NLT, Jeremiah 29:11). Negative emotions stop us from seeing God’s blessings behind a traumatic event.手札:老天爺(上帝)想的和我們不同,所以別用這個世界或資本主義的思維去解讀老天爺的想法或做法。不要記他人之惡,因為老天爺(上帝)都記在本子裡了!做該做的事,而不是想做的事。禍福相依,禮物或災難很多時候一時看不透,旁人也看不準。掉牙與產子都是巨痛,但創傷比例偏低,是因為人們給予了事件正面的存在意義,並且相信即便艱難,所有人都能熬過去的意志!所以創傷之所以存在,往往不是事件本身,而是人們的負面解讀和負面標籤!傲慢是聖經當中的惡之首,因為傲慢帶來偏見,偏見引發暴力歧視霸凌與迫害,如種族主義等等。inner peace是老天爺(上帝)給人們的禮物。想著別人的壞,為難了自己,想著別人的好,溫暖了自己!勿低估壞情緒與言語之惡,因為言語也能左右生死。理財,從照顧好自己的健康開始!人在做天在看,老天爺上帝都是證人,自有公斷。中西醫已證實悲傷憂鬱悲觀焦慮是疾病之根源。不安焦慮說的都是恐懼。勿低估甜食之惡(國外研究證實阿茲海默症患者禁糖可望逆轉病情)。學問、宗教和人際關係,最怕道聽塗說和一知半解。放下壞情緒,明天才是真的。一體兩面,隨波逐流有隨波逐流的輕鬆和代價。走不同的路,質疑和落單往往是必然的承受。不屬於你的,只會逗留不會久留。比較有價值的事很可能往往都是既麻煩耗時、沒絕對把握、又考驗耐心的事。高度的執著,也可能是一種自負的暗語。記住自己做過錯誤的判斷,就能裝大自己的彈性。人,勝不過天,盡人事聽天命已足夠,拜拜求心安很好,只是拜拜不等於許願池(老天爺是無法被賄賂的)。自己確信的事,讀聖經與否燒香拜拜與否都不是那麼絕對必要,只要你願意相信老天爺(上帝)時刻關注記錄我們的言行,而願意要求自己柔軟正直自律謙卑憐憫,也就足夠了。互相督促。聖經點出了怠惰、憤怒與追逐私利之惡,強調柔軟、自律與耐心的重要。聖經點出7 deadly sins 與7 heavenly virtues. 不支持廢死,偏好新加坡的法律,不犯法就無須擔心法律嚴格。基本人權,只有好好做人的人才可以使用基本人權!上帝眼裡,也有不可寬恕的罪,所以才有地獄。一般人對於好人的定義與上帝對於人類的基本要求差距很大,讀了聖經就會明白上帝對人類的基本期許,大約是儒家的聖人準則那樣高的期待。沒有人完美無誤,根據聖經的學習,用力去愛會是解答。




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