Jul 30, 2009

墨多墨多~

本来打算就这样回家算了,反正等下除了calculus2 tutorial 外,就没课了~ 但是,还是决定到回来打完这篇东东,再办理完一些事才回去。想想,我现在还没冲凉呢,由于早上的赖床+寒冷的天气,爽快地冲凉变成了,噼哩啪啦的乱洒,令人想起了pokemon里的blizzard~

墨墨墨,什么原因促使了我引用这么奇怪的单词连拼?原有来自,走在校园内随时都可以看到这样的海报,‘墨大辩论比赛’ ‘墨大中文音乐学会’~

perspective of life, 可以说是一门很重要的课。不是课堂上老师讲的,也不是课本里写的,而是平时的观察+谈话中的文化交换而得来的一种学问。

原来,不同国籍的人的想法,可以那么的不同。记得我以前曾谈及到的,环境影响着思想,所以同一个人,在两个不同的国家(环境)生长的话,会有不同的成果,会成为不同的人。
今天总算让我打开眼界啦

墨尔本,本是多元文化的国家。不像小学里我们常在华文课本里读到的‘马来西亚是个多元种族,多元文化的社会’,不是的,这里是一种‘港口式的多元文化’,如果真要比较就把它相成马六甲港口吧,这里的交流语言多达百种以上,但lingua franca 就是oz english.哈

perspective of life.如果问你大马人对人生的观点如何,因该不难回答吧。
那就是好好读书,读完书出来,找份安稳的工作,做工。钱,当然是越多越好~ 如果有谁不是这样想,你,应该考虑移民了 (哈哈)

一个从Dubai 来的印度人,胖胖的,眼盖盖的。从他的谈吐上,好像对金钱的价值好不在意。我尝试了解,想知道来龙去脉。他告诉我,在他们的国家,满地都是油(oil)虽然国家的领土不大,但是政府有的是钱。所以人民的福利也就增加了。对于人生里我们觉得必然并竞争地向得第一的‘工作’,他们的态度竟然是:" 闲着在家没事做就出来做做工,反正即使我不做,政府也会给与足够的金贴。所以很多人只是成天坐着等人家拿汤匙到嘴边,等喂吃饭。

我想了想印尼的小孩在烈日当空下一个人在外努力奔波卖劳卖命着,想想新加坡的乐龄人士被裁员而无地自容,想想非洲的小孩没饭吃而营养严重缺乏,想想外籍劳工来马新一代离乡背景为的只是要征得那份微薄的薪金。

摇了摇头,

天下虽然真有白吃的午餐,但是说到人生的色彩、价值、意义;白吃跟白痴没什么两样,毫无意义。

clever people knows how to get over with the unpleasant situation which wise people usually don't~

7 comments:

Teddy said...

the perception of money (wealth) defers from person to person not country to country. It totally depends on how you perceive life as a whole.

Certain people think: Money is everything to life as everything in life needs money.

Certain people think: Life ain't about money (material possession), but it's about the meaning of life. The definition of 'Meaning' itself defers from person to person. Some think 'meaning' refer to whether you have contributed to the society; some think 'meaning' refers to the relationships you have in your life.

Being at different places exposes you to different culture and thinking, it broadens your mind and thinking so it doesn't remain as narrow as it was even though we may think it is wide in the start.

But I prefer to put it as meeting different people is the one which widens our perspectives to life and the understanding towards it.

Wise & Clever, how do you differentiate it. It seems rather vague in your ending statement.

Wise is generally define as a person with wisdom which is something above knowledge, with profound perspective towards the field (in this context: life).

Clever on the contrary refers to the amount of knowledge one possesses.

Smart maybe refering to the amount of experience we have and how we apply it.

But then, I ain't very sure how all this words are defined. How about you?

- p c b o n - said...

i'm not sure about the definition too:
clever=wise
but wise not necessarily=clever
wise is a subset of clever?

haha no idea.

the quote used is from another french guy, his name i cant remember d.

i still think majority of the people will think the same, it's a chinese culture after all. and on the other hand, in Dubai case is much different, they don't even think working is essential and is part of life. according to my friends, sit relax and die~!

Teddy said...

Aruvind is from India, he is a dentist, or was a dentist, he still has a license. But after many years of working, he decided that he wanted to do something else, so he went to do a PhD, which allows him to do research (You need a postgraduate degree to be able to do research).

so now he works in Singapore, but his pay is about 30% of what he used to earn as a dentist.

But he doesnt regret. He say he wants to find something meaningful in his life, now he is trying to find a cure for brain cancer.

Yes, majority of the people will think the same: money is everything, so important even to allow them to kill.

But as I said, it totally depends on how you wanted to c life. We all live in a fixed process in this life: study work money die.. like what 庄子 said, it depends on whether u can c thru this process of u choose to sit in it.

Dubai is rich. Their household income is huge. Thats why they can keep building artifical islands which look like coconut three if u look from satellite. but even on rich land, u can still find ppl who r dying for materialistic possession, why do u think they keep trying to make island the shape of something? they r trying to make another island which shape like a star or something now..

u once told me: its the people which dictates the situation, becoz the situation is dead, but the people r alive.

so... i guess its more like how the ppl make the place the way it is until when u go there n c the environment, then u broaden ur views.. its not the environment but the ppl that change ur mind..

i agree money is important as it makes life a lot easier.. but dun let the greed inside take control til u lose the meaning of life..

money is important: this is not a culture of chinese, it is the culture of everyone...庄子said before人往往都看不透名利。。

next time u c the French guy tell him dis: komo vu vu za pe ley...

- p c b o n - said...

ha the "french guy" is he still living i have no idea, coz my ESD lecturer used him as contoh too,lol~

you don't understand at all~
the fact is fact~ Most of our people's main goal in life is about money, that's why our people study so hard,that's why our people work so hard.we are nt going to argue about that, let it be that's a iron hard fact for the majority~

ha~ i don't understand why is it so hard for you to take the fact,maybe you are not one of them, but you should be aware of what the majority people are thinking. We use our common sense to predict something daily isn't it~

we have our own values of course, that's why i find hard to accept ' the dubai case'. that's why i'm putting this as a record of my thoughts, the values of chinese people still kept inside my heart:世上是没有不劳而获的。

layyen said...

lingua franca多么牵动人心的词语~~想起了学习sejarah的年少岁月~~哈……针对之前引用的“小时候”一词,现在的我们都不小了,不是吗~~哈,但很年轻;p

我觉得庄子给我的启发不在于人往往看不透名利,而是不了解至乐。大雁和鸟,他们的能力不同,生活的需求不同;鸟无法如大雁般,展翅翱翔,大雁无法变成鸟,有个小小的窝在树枝上就能感受到幸福。但他们都很快乐,因为他们都有各自的至乐途径……

我的脑海现在浮现着“眼盖盖”的印度人,好有喜感……形容得真好

Teddy said...

i tink u misunderstood me again, i do not deny dat MOST ppl think money is important in their life. NOT ALL ppl.

im just saying it is not just a chinese culture but a mindset of the the MAJORITY of human race. NOT ALL humans.

and im also saying NOT ALL have such a concept.

and Im saying wat concepts u adopt depends on what u understand about life.

using back ur sentence:
-"you don't understand at all~
the fact is fact~" LOL~~ the fact is, it is NOT ALL ppl follow dat concept dat money is everything, i just gave u an example which is Aruvind from India the dentist...or u think i made dat story up??

another fact, what u understand may not be the law of the world. being in a new place (especially among caucasians), i think u shud broaden ur views.. try not to keep thinking that wateva u kno until now is the correct thing for all and the right law for everyone.. if u close ur mind to others n oways thinking wat is in your mind now is oways correct n the rest is wrong, then u will nvr learn... *not saying in a bad intention*

Pn. Sharifah (My Form 4 Moral Teacher)said: "We often hold on to certain things which we will keep saying it is right, just because it benefits us"

Teddy said...

Layyen, 其实在庄子论语所说的是人不会知足常乐所以才会有世间上的痛苦.很明显的,庄子所谓的'足'其实是指名利..因看不破名利而有斗争,麻烦,痛苦..那是我了解的..不肯定对不对..

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