Please see 【兩周一聚】09年4月30日第十三期: 世界觀/worldview for other articles by authors from around the world.
When I was a little baby, I was the world. And when a crying baby demanding to be driven around instead of sleeping at night, he got driven around (a lot). :)
Then TV shows (thanks Pearl‘s 60 Minutes Plus, etc), books (thanks library), and magazines (thanks library) opened my eyes. And leaving HK to study in Canada opened up my eyes further. Working with people and experts from around the world opened up my eyes some more. Recharging and studying with smart people also sharpened my mind. Making my first film stretched my abilities in a total new area. And sharing insights and making friends through my blog has also far extended my reach and the people that I can learn from.
In a nutshell, the following is how I see the world has evolved over the years,
- The world is fixed.
- The world is not totally fixed.
- The world is sometimes changeable.
- We can change the world.
- We can strive to make the world a better place to live.
Of course, I am not naive enough to think the last two steps are readily achievable and easily achieved. But once you know my secret, it is not that “hard”.
My secret is: Just aim low, very low. Change the world for the better one tiny tiny step at a time. Be happy even when those small steps are only noticeable by a few people and unnoticed by most. Over time, those tiny steps will add up. And sometimes those tiny steps may have bigger effects than you had originally imagined. You will only know if you try to do something to change things for the better.
I will end this post with a quote that has become one of my core beliefs,
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
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