Thought for the Day: Peace

“In modern society, despite sophisticated policing systems with advanced technology, acts of terrorism still take place. Although one side has many sophisticated techniques for keeping track of the other side, that other side is becoming more creative in carrying out their crimes. The only true guardian of peace lies within a sense of concern and responsibility for your own future and an altruistic concern for the well-being of others.”

From: “Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings” p. 155.

https://www.amazon.com/Dalai-Lamas-Little-Inner-Peace/dp/1571746099

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Aloha, Renée

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Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

One response to “Thought for the Day: Peace”

  1. Rosita says :

    I must agree.. I’m studying Law in order to promote PEACE and not to flog others’ dreams nor imprision the innocent ones.. actually,, I’ll, I decide, work for promoting unity in diversity and alternative measures for crime prevention. ‘Cause only dealing with crime once it happens isn’t much of an efficacy thing… better improve welfare and wellbeing of citizens on a certain place prior we see an increase on crime rates there 🙂 I’m also busy with my research on primitive dogs as well. BTW, my art skills have improved!! So, we can improve in something if we TRULY want and persist on that. That saying, we can improve our crime prevention and control measures if we wanna. Not eradicate it definitively, as it’s impossible, but diminish quantity as much as we can. And promote peace as well as unity in diversity❣️
    Hope u’re fine,
    R

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