Two cars were racing down the crowded northbound lane of the Manila-Cavite Coastal Road as I was driving to the office at 9:00 o’clock this morning. One was a champagne colored Honda Civic while the other was a black Daihatsu Charade. If you know cars, you would probably remark offhand that it’s a no-contest.
Without much thought, you’d probably guess that the more powerful Honda Civic would outrun the humble Daihatsu Charade. I can’t blame you.
And why not?
A stock 1.6-liter Honda Civic Vti produces 127 horsepower (hp) while a stock Daihatsu Charade has a 1.0-liter engine that probably outputs only over 80 hp (I’m not so sure about the exact figure) under its tiny hood.
But that’s not how it was this morning.
The diminutive Daihatsu humbled the noisy Honda all the way to the Toll Plaza where you pay the toll fees before crossing over to Pasay City from Paranaque.
The above story is from Investment Banker S@RZI and I think it was a powerful anecdote of life.
Don’t judge by appearances.
It’s not always those who look stronger, faster, and more powerful who wins the race.
Small is not always bad.
(And don’t place your bets on the worse horse!)
Enjoy your Sunday!