Sunday, February 10, 2008

In progressing, manner is lost

China might be one of the super power on earth, might have the most modern buildings built, might have the latest technology available, might have the most efficient railway system, could have sent astronant into out-space, most expensive motor cars are for sale, most fashionable clothings are being dressed, might have gathered enough knowledge from the outside world, might have the oldest wisdom of their past history, I am sad to say, they have not changed their manner of living.

The past few days here, I could notice their unpolish manner. Their behaviour was rude. They seldom said sorry even though they made mistakes. They were rough and pushy wherever you see them. When a crowded lift opened, they moved in faster than those who should come out first. They forced themselves into the train before passengers could alight from it. They spoke with a rough tune even though they claimed that their language was most refined. The worst part of all, spitting is their common habit. Someone told me, this old habit of spitting was brought down by their kings of the past. If the king could spit, the rest of the country like to follow him as well.

The present China could be knowledgeable but they have forgotten The Confucian Teaching of Wisdom of life. In the progress of this great nation, they have lost their simplicity of manner. Perhaps nobody could be perfect coz this is the true facts of life.

W. Edwards Deming said, "It's not enough to do your best, you must know what to do, and then do your best."

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