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Why Daring To Change. February 3, 2014

Posted by @Karen_Fu in change, faith, human quality, life challenges, real power.
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Why Daring To Change in Chinese – a note to a friend, which I think it’s worth the share. Hopefully in the year of the Horse, we could come to terms to certain issues that aren’t hard to solve if we would just change ourselves even by the little everyday:

‘刚才翻照片,看到以前刚买的平板电脑时试用软件所写的字。

I was just flipping through the photos and saw a finger written piece of Chinese words that was written I had just bought my mobile device.

字句不是很好,不过,我喜欢用手指写的字体。随手寄过去给你。

The lines aren’t fantastic but I enjoy using my finger to write them. Sending one off for your perusal.

我很相信博爱。它是一种需要双重交通,互相联系,心连心的精神才

I genuinely believe about universal compassion. It is a spirit that requires a two way traffic, a heartfelt sincerity to

可以源远流长,发扬光大。每个人如果会这么想,

promote such spirit of love to as far as possible and as long as possible, if not eternity. If everyone had a mind to do so,

世界将会简化很多不必要的烦恼,这世界也会有真正的和平。

the world would definitely be a simpler place sans the complicated troubles, this world would also have a true peace.

相信博爱的人,爱人与物,有宽宏大量的心。有爱心的人才有幸福。

Those who believe in universal compassion, fraternity and love, love people and objects around them; bearing a generous heart and mind. People who such love are ones who truly blessed.

即使是有人欺人害,另一端也会有人善仁爱之志士前来相助。

Even though when people may bully and harm, on the other end there will be gracious and gallantly kind people who would come to the rescue.

烂字一篇,不过希望自己的中文可以逐渐提升。没有胆子,没有希望。

Unrefined Chinese characters on this page, but hopefully my Chinese will gradually improve to a greater height. No guts, no hope.

没有希望,没有成功。真面有爱心的人,往往能创奇迹。这也是为什么我立下那片英文的博客.

No hope, no success. True face of love is always capable of miracles. That is why I set up an English blog of my own.’ – @Karen_Fu

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Mid Night thoughts: ‘Not just Any Change’. March 21, 2009

Posted by @Karen_Fu in change, ethics, life challenges.
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Every time I see someone just taking off something (doesn’t matter whatever that is) without the thought of giving back or at least say a simple thank you to a simple act of kindness, I would wonder if we are ever going to make genuine real changes to keep our living habitat under the common stratosphere well. It is not exactly a simple matter because whatever we do on a nominal basis actually reflects our true personality: if you cannot give, cannot treat people sincerely, cannot keep your eyes off materialism all the time; how could people believe that the world would be a better place for tomorrow ?  So we do not need just any change, we ought to add in a strong adjective to the noun ‘Change’ and these are the words ‘real and positive’. We need positive changes that will sink into people’s minds to make a 180 degree turn from our usual human flaw-hypocrisy, greed and selfishness. I am learning that bit by bit, step by step and I hope I am getting there. I also believe this is crucial for any society if it were to remain relevant and to survive. It is especially true in such challenging times where almost every peace is close to being threatened. Why do I say that ? If I have observed correctly, I suspect there may be a growth on a cold war between peoples. The poor global economy is going to be true test to a lot of people about their values. It is probably going to make plenty more people question about materialism and the age old consumerism at best, as in the recent news on Pope Benedict tbe XVI who had recently condemned on the ills of materialism.

But I do hope that this worry of peoples breaking apart is unfounded or at least be minimized. However if we based on history, such cold wars are not uncommon. And jealousy, selfishness and greed have always been the ones that spur deceit, betrayal and  onwards to unwanted negative impact. Though we cannot totally eradicate such natural human flaws for good, I believe we could avoid them and turn them to positive energies where we could even influenced the hatred into generosity and magnanimity. That has to come from us ourselves first. If we cannot save some bits, trust some more bits, give extra bits to people, then the notion of being good et cetra would all go down to the drain.  This is exactly the kind of energy that is the true force which could put terrorism, poverty and unhappiness et cetra to an ultimate end. We need to first obey the laws ourselves before we could teach the same thing off too. It has to be *real*.

At this moment, the two critical Chinese characters 博爱 ‘bó àì’ (Universal compassion and love) comes to mind. These were the two characters which Dr Sun Yat Sen had written famously to his followers and to his people. He changed the way Chinese think. He changed the lives of the entire race and he transformed the entire Chinese history.