Daring to take risks
True wisdom helps us to take risks… True wisdom weighs the risks and shows us how to face them.Here is advice and experiences that will help you to decide when to take risks and how to survive them. An alternative cookbook for success!
Every year they met to nominate the Handicapped Person of the Year. Physical condition didn’t matter. They were looking for an appealing and well adjusted individual who did something meaningful.
“It should be someone blind,” said a blind man.
“Why?” demanded someone else.
“Because I am blind and I am the happiest and cleverest person here.”
“No, no, no,” said everyone almost at once. “You’re too proud.”
“Then how about me?” said a deaf man manually while an interpreter translated what he signed with his hands.
“I’m not proud. Neither am I envious nor angry nor lustful nor greedy. In my humble way I am as good as the blind man was...
The truth is, however, that many people don’t really know where they want to go and/or have no idea where the road they are now on is actually heading. Some, on the other hand, know where they should be going, but put off going that way or they are distracted by the attractions of side trips that lead them astray. Then there are those who seem to change direction every time something new appeals to them.
If contentment with one’s life depends upon the knowledge that one’s life has a valued purpose and that in one way or another one...
Yet, I like to speak about “spiritual empowerment”, and I’d like to explain why.
Many of us are attracted by extremes, and try to recreate something of the experience of the Extreme, even if it is on a small scale. It can go through mountain climbing or another sport, it can mean challenging oneself with further study, it can be traveling to regions that attract us and frighten us at the same...
At one o’clock in the afternoon, many Taiwanese out for a Sunday walk at the harbour saw a small wooden boat with a distinctive shape on the horizon. With a closer look, they could distinguish 13 rowers in armors, wearing wooden hats. The red, white and black patterns painted on the boat clearly identified the aborigines of Orchid Island, a minority tribe living...
Things like this happen all the time. No one has any absolute guarantee when leaving home in the morning that he or she will return in the evening. What are the odds that such...
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- A Centre for the Middle Country
- No Nukes = No Future?
- Remembering the 309 Anti-nuclear Protest
- Alternative Protest in Japan: Two Years After Fukushima
- History of the Taiwanese Anti-nuclear Movement
- Recapturing Memories: Social Protests as a Way for Taiwanese Youth to Reconnect with the Past
- The Demonstrative Power of the Carnival: Fun as a Form of Protest
- Art and Social Activism: Mutually Beneficial?
- The Taiwanese Experience: Adjusting to life on the other side of the world
- The extraordinary challenge of living an ordinary life
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