To Grow To Progress Is To Change

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Hey Readers! Do you like the new look of my blog? Since its inception in May 2009, this is the third change. A change is refreshing, exhilarating, rejuvenating & most certainly exciting – provided it’s changing for the better! In the process, you retain what’s good that will endure & discard the outdated.

Change means a variety of things to different people. It’s like looking forth to the dawn of a new day with fresh hopes, dreams & aspirations – exciting things that made life worth living. I guess that’s why ladies spend fortunes having face lifts & cosmetic companies are racking, harvesting & profiteering! Actress Audrey Hepburn, gorgeous Sabrina & “Roman Holiday” fame, was quoted as saying: “People, more than things, like to be restored, revived & redeemed and never to be thrown out.”

Be not afraid to change. Like they say nothing ventured nothing gained. All life is about changes – it’s dynamic, fluid & things do not stay the same. For those who dare & fear not the places that even angels fear to tread, you’ll be able to stay on top of circumstances, rather than let circumstances rule your life. You act rather than react.

The notion of change has to do with the question of attitude – that which more than aptitude will scale the altitude. The keynote of change has seen a rather obscured Barrack Obama to the highest office in the American democracy. Only history will judge him for what he can deliver. By his eloquence in painting with words, he’s promising much at the time of greatest distress in the American history.

MM lee Kuan Yew of Singapore is a great advocate for change. To him all sentiments must give way to change for progress to take place. Of late, he has voiced a clear & present danger to the Malaysian Chinese not to be overly obsessed & concentrated just on the economic front. As it is they are already displaced politically, and twenty years from now they will be further displaced economically! Without political clout – that’s what it’s all about!

The Malaysian Chinese must heed the need to change. Your perseverance & hard work have contributed much to the building of Malaysia – no one can doubt & dispute that! Sad will be the day when your political slide will eventuate in your economic slide. Then where will you be? You have every legitimate right to be on top of where you are! No more of that self-contentment & self-preservation! Think in terms of your future generations.

Stand tall & be counted. Be proud of your heritage & history.

Remember, political slide means economic goodbye!

Paul Chong

Friday, 30 October 2009