There is certain habit in everyone of us be it good or bad. there are certain actions that we do, certain word that we say, certain food that we eat. when we do certain things in life, we believe that is the right thing to do. but in others eyes, we might be doing something stupid. do you know what am i talking about or not after such long paragraph? let's see some examples:
if you notice, when there is a family dinner gathering at restaurant, there is always 1 slice of vegetable, 1 piece of meat, 1 spoon of rice left on each plates. I wonder why is that so? what is there to show? who is going to eat that? is that for the kitchen people? for stray dogs? it's not like that is dirty or something right? Think about it..
i do not know about other race, but as for most 99.9% Chinese, we always want to be "humble". when people praise us "WOW! you are very good.", "Wow!! you are so pretty/handsome!!" we will certainly say "NO LAH!! Where got good! OK only lah..", "NO LAH!! Where got pretty/handsome!"
why do we only to eat orange during Chinese New Year? why not through out the whole year? why do we need to drink shark fin soup? what is good in there for us? do we really know? that small little bowl of soup can really help to make us healthy, look younger/prettier, become smarter? I do not think so. i dont think that is even enough to supply for my finger nail.
same question again, why do we do the things that we do? are we doing all the above because we want to impress people? do we know what we are doing? Or are we just following what people say and do not really think twice before we do,say,eat...?
As i get older, i began to realize there are many things in life that we seriously need to think again before we react. we may have traditional teaching from our great-great-great grandparents. but is it still applicable in today's life. remember our great-great-great grandparents time, they walk, they no use handphone, no sms, no computer, etc.. it's a totally different world than what we live in today.
We need to keep the VALUE.. like: Humble, thrifty, health conscious, u name it...
But the how to do it part/action part... it's for our generation to think what is the best way to do it so that it will be applicable today. i do not think our great-great-great grandparents can tell us or show us how to do in today's life right?
p/s: please feel free to share your thought with the rest. or if you have any good idea, please share..