TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2004
[Not the first mention of these thoughts, but who keeps count if something can be expressed in steps?]
Step One: Confront your Given Self, and accept what you cannot change.
Step Two: Taking into consideration unchangeable aspects of your Given Self, define who you want to be, how you want to appear to the world, and what role you want to play. Decide whether you would prefer to be on your own or with another person. Also decide where you would like to spend your life on your own, or where you would like to spend it with another person.
Step Three: Considering all the above decisions, figure out how you can provide in your daily needs without denying the Self you want to be, and in ways that are conducive to who you want to be, to the role you want to play, and to your ideal contribution to society.
It is always possible to see the truth. The question is, at what price?
People often say, “You’re shameless!” when they want to chide you. Isn’t that strange?
From the China Post:
“People don’t have to like what I do. I’m happy as long as I get them to talk about the issues.” ~ The opinion of photo-artist, “Olaf”
In Hong Kong, Health Secretary, York Chow told reporters: “Suicides are committed for different reasons, but the most common is that (victims) feel disconnected from society.”