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The value of skepticism

During the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, one morning’s executions began with three men: a rabbi, a Catholic priest, and a rationalist skeptic. The rabbi was marched up onto the platform first. There, facing the guillotine, he was asked if he had any last words. And the rabbi cried out, “I believe in… Read More »

与其抱残守缺,不如果断放弃

飞速行驶的列车上,一位老人刚买的新鞋不慎从窗口掉下去一只,周围的旅客无不为之惋惜,不料老人立刻把剩下的那一只也扔了出去。众人大惑不解,老人却从容一笑:“再好的鞋剩下一只,对我来说,已没有任何用处。把它扔下去,也许捡到的人会得到一双,说不定他还能穿。” Technorati Tags: 抱残守缺 豁达 价值判断 放弃

Four stages

There are four stages in a man’s life. 1. When he believes in Santa Claus 2. When he does not believe in Santa Claus 3. When he is Santa Claus 4. When he looks like Santa Claus Which stage are you at now? Related post: 10 instructions for life

四海困穷,则天禄永终

百姓供养我锦衣玉食。我君临万民,就当尽心竭力,为百姓办事。你食君之禄,当忠君之事。我食民之禄,就当忠民之事。康熙,鹿鼎记,第五十回 反观新加坡的执政官员,本末颠倒,终日养尊处优,却压抑舆论,视群众如粪土,焉有造福人民之心? Technorati Tags: 康熙 鹿鼎记 食民之禄 新加坡 本末颠倒