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Share A Word I hate From My Culture
KIyer 2015-12-15 17:39
It is common to see translations of words and phrases from different cultures often making their way into another language or even the original word itself. Most of them migrate with just one specific meaning associated with them, particularly if they have a strong connotation of being positive or negative. Examples are :- "Pariah", "Caste", "Leftover women". "Caste" was a word manufactured by Europeans to describe something found in Indian culture, but not quite accurately. It has become a c ...
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Share The Last Post? - It was nice knowing y'all!
KIyer 2015-12-11 13:36
Dear All, It is with some regret that I want to inform you that I will be winding down my participation on ChinaDaily. I am rather disappointed in the way CD and some moderators handle posts that can legitimately be seen as threats or intimidation. I have tried to contribute to making debate on CD more about ideas and less about persons and personalities. In the process, sometimes I have given back as good as I have got in areas of put downs or teasing, but never indulged in threatening or intim ...
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Share What do you view yourself as?
KIyer 2015-12-10 18:03
In order of priority - A living creature - A Human being - A father, son, brother, friend, cousin - An Professional - A citizen These translate into what I consider the most important causes in life to which I owe my loyalties - The living world - The human society - The personal relationships - The profession or work I do - The countries to which I belong The first three are nat ...
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Share To Make This World A Better Place- Become a bit more like them
KIyer 2015-11-26 13:57
The crooked need to become a bit straightforward The straightforward need to become a bit crooked The weak need to become a bit stronger The strong need to become a bit weaker The innocent need to be become a bit more knowledgeable The knowledgeable need to become a bit more innocent The naive need to become a bit more clever The clever need to become a bit more naive The timid need to become a bit more bold The bold need to become a bit more ...
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Share Never Argue With A F-o-o-l
KIyer 2015-11-24 06:51
I suppose all of us have had the experience that bring to mind one of the following sayings. Never argue with a f-o-o-l; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. — Mark Twain Don’t argue with i-d-i-o-t-s because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. — Greg King Answer not a f-o-o-l according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. — Proverbs 26:4 (King James version) - See, even religi ...
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Share Self Respect and Self Esteem - Get your children on to them
KIyer 2015-11-18 17:21
Some of the greatest human conflicts and tragedies can be traced to treating someone unfairly or with a lack of respect or courtesy. This is true at personal as well as national, cultural and racial levels. On the positive side of indicators, the greater the percentage of self-respecting individuals with self-esteem in a population, the more successful the society is in a genuine way. Simply having a lot of stuff, money or material wealth does NOT make a successful society. ...
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Share The Inscrutable Chinese
KIyer 2015-11-12 07:16
The Inscrutable Chinese Note: This article is based on some stereotypes of Western and Eastern people that are generalisations. I believe individuals should be judged for what they are. But these generalisations however have some statistical validity and are very useful for learning. I guess most Westerners who are exposed to debating, dealing or negotiating with Chinese or Asians have heard this expression 'Inscrutable Chinese Face'. I have rarely seen this used with r ...
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Share We are ALL Good!
KIyer 2015-11-8 07:41
I bet that, barring a miniscule minority, no one will disagree with me when I say that we ALL, each of us, know in our hearts that our true individual values in life when dealing with others are as follows: Truth, Honesty, Fairness and Compassion. I dare any of you to disagree with this assumption of mine! Not just as individuals, but also as societies or countries, we liked to be judged according to our values, which WE know are GOOD. Really, its often tha ...
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Share English learners, use CD as a Practising Forum
KIyer 2015-10-27 15:47
One of the most impressive features of ChinaDaily is the freedom of expression and variety of views it provides a reader or writer, without being too caught up in the correctness of grammar or syntax of the English language. They let the ideas and thoughts be put out there for all to see on this forum. It is quite rare to see this level of tolerance and openness. The CD moderators and staff are quite supportive and helpful in my experience. One of the great purposes of learning and u ...
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Share Is Tertiary Education Necessary To Succeed In Life?
KIyer 2015-10-27 06:03
The degree (pardon the pun) to which a person can succeed in life by putting in the required effort without a need for a college degree, indicates the health and maturity of a society and industry. Of course, there are specialized skills and qualifications needed for certain professions and jobs, and a tertiary degree is absolutely necessary. But there are areas of entrepreneurship and skills that are/cannot be taught in schools. A good society lets people rise and thrive with the right effort ...
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