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let's compare a common chinese guy and a common filipino guy.
the chinese guy, when he went abroad, told his parents before leaving, "mom, dad, I wanna go out of the country." the parents will then ask why. then the son will answer, "i want to make my own business and earn lots of money."
on the other hand, the filipino guy says the same thing to his parents, telling them he will go abroad. when asked why, he will answer, "i want to work and earn money for a living."
so what's the difference with "making my own business" and "wanting to work"?
generally, there's not much difference. but the filipinos in this sense will probably imply "working under someone who will provide them salary. in other words, he/she will become an employee." whereas the chinese will imply "building up his/her own business, developing it and expanding, and will be the one to control his/her work."
that's the general difference. "working under employment" means you cannot control your salary, and the money you receive is actually given to you by your employer. "doing business" means much more. you control your finances and everything else that goes in and out of it. that means you not only have control of your money, but you also control the products that you sell.
so at least you know why there are many chinese people in the world who own businesses than filipinos do. it's because they have a much wider sense of work, and they do not work simply to earn a living; they work to become powerful and successful in almost everything else.
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