THE COLX FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES
From little acorns, massive oak forests grow…
– Bitcoin Pete.
Although Bitcoin Pete’s version doesn’t quite match the accepted 14th century proverb ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow’, he is, as you will see throughout our book, The Not So Lazy Man’s Guide to Becoming a Cryptocurrency Millionaire, he shows how ‘seed money’ invested in Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency can grow into accumulating great wealth, so why THE COLX FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES, indeed why specifically the Philippines at all?
To start with Bitcoin Pete and I would like to give you a few quotes to ponder upon and as you read on all should become clear.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
– Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965).
It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
– Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955).
Bitcoin Pete and I have travelled the world and over time it has occurred to us both that the further one moves from oriental East to the overindulgent consumer driven West the more materialistic and greedy the different societies become.
By sheer dint of hard work we have both become successful individuals in our given professions and we both love the Philippines and its peoples. The average Filippino is always happy, ever-smiling, welcoming and, it is generally agreed that they are the friendliest people on this planet.
However, as Filippino Tom Gonzales writes on 27 July 2018:
‘The Philippines is currently in the Top 3-5 strongest economies and currently ranks in the Top 39th strongest economy in the world out of the 195 countries and Top 29 for GDP PPP. Nothing to brag about compared to the others but at least we’re doing fine than the rest [sic]. The vast and rich natural resources we have are just an additional factor. Other rich countries even only have limited natural resources, so we’re just lucky to have ‘em.
‘Yes, there’s no denying that in the country there are those that are the poorest of the poor, who struggle eating 1 or 2 times a day, homeless or no decent shelter, with no education, jobless but that doesn’t represent the whole of the country.
‘Some towns esp. in the provinces lack proper infrastructure not because our country couldn’t afford but because the supposed funds for the full development of our country always ends up in the pockets of our corrupt politicians from the national down to the local level enriching themselves with huge taxes paid by the citizens. If only our gov’t has more efficient and strict implementation of programs that’ll improve the lives of the people, totally eradicate corruption and have genuine concern for the masses, and be able to fully unify its people, our country should be able to bring back its old glory just as we were back in the days, being the 2nd richest country in Asia in the 50s and 60s and in the early 1900s. So naturally, it doesn’t mean we’re born yesterday.’
Well done, sir, for Tom speaks his mind just as Bitcoin Pete and I do, and we agree with him entirely on several very important issues: vast and rich mineral resources; the millions of the poor folk who struggle even to eat, find shelter, and political and police corruption.
Bitcoin Pete and I are not political animals, and only history and the Philippine people will judge the motives and achievements of the current and sixteenth president, Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Roa Duterte when he leaves office. Of course he is a ‘strong-arm man’, and anyone who follows the media news will know that here we have a guy who doesn’t mess about and who doesn’t care what he says, to whom, where and when. He’s like Marmite. One either loves him or hates him.
One only has to compare Rody with that clown of a US president, Donald ‘The Donald’ Trump to see who does precisely what it says on the tin. But as we are the authors of this book, we share much in common, leaving this part of the chapter with a quote by the author, Janwillem Van De Wetering (1931 – 2008): ‘Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough’.
We will leave it that!
At someplace during the lengthy process of researching and writing this book, it occurred to Bitcoin Pete and me that because the Philippino people have been so kind to us, we, too, should give them a little something back in return – but what, and how, were two questions we asked of each other time and again?
Then it kind of dawned on us. This book is all about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency, so why not open up a, managed by Bitcoin Pete and a well-trusted Philippino dignatory and allow full public access to ensure accountability? In other words we should be putting our money where our mouths are, so why not open up a Bitcoin wallet, put a small investment into it and hopefully watch as the small acorns into mighty oaks grow?
Indeed, we went a little further. All authors are entitled to receive royalties from the books we write, so why not donate 20% of ALL our global royalties and invest them into THE COLX FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES as a kind of top up?
So, we would both like to leave this short chapter by saying that when you get to the ‘Pay it Forward’ section, also consider that having bought this book you are also giving money to THE COLX FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES, and if you decide to buy additional books to pass onto others as gifts you will be doing your bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves and we assure you that it will be put to the very best possible use.
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Thank you from Bitcoin Pete and Christopher….