Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sociology feedback

Words of wisdom from Chester

Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you. The reverse is also true. Do unto others what you want others to do unto you.

Life is unpredictable. We may have been lucky this time around for having been put in a relatively comfortable place with access to proper education and healthcare. Our children may not be so lucky. If we care about them, then we should hope that people in their time will have the compassion to share their fortunes to the less blessed. (If you believe in reincarnation like the Buddhists do, then you yourself may not be so lucky in your next life.)

Also, it is in our personal interest to help alleviate the burdens of our neighbors. Our lives and the lives of people we love will probably become better if we are surrounded by better people. I do not believe that life will be pleasant if we are surrounded by people who cannot or barely provide for their basic needs.

Finally, gifted people come from all walks of life. We benefit from the contributions of gifted people in the past – those who invented medicines, technologies, methods and knowledge that make our lives better today. Someday, the gifted people you helped indirectly will make a contribution to your loved ones and to their loved ones.

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