u·til·i·tar·i·an·ism [yoo-til-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm] – noun
The ethical doctrine that virtue is based on utility, and that conduct should be directed toward promoting the greatest happiness of the greatest number of persons.
Don't ask me what it means; I am still slightly baffled by the discussion in the meeting tonight.
I am rather ashamed of my severe lack in product knowledge as compared to others in my training batch. And it is precisely because of this that I am unable to capitalize on every opportunity that presents itself during work. I owe it to myself, if not to every single person that I meet with, to be able to provide sound and quality advice that will improve their current financial standing. How am I to do that when I am not even sure of the simple facts that should be at the top of my head, or the most basic features that should be at the tips of my fingers?
In other work-related news (to end this rather sombre entry on a lighter note), I am proud to announce that I have qualified for the first phase in our incentive trip for this year. Which means that I will be heading up to Shanghai in the later part of this year, and hopefully Beijing to soak in some Olympic magic. Now on to phase two: Cape Town.