Went to watch X Men.
Magneto shook Professor Charles X- Xavier's hands at the final battle against the Sentinels. Not because he was injured and about to face death but because he regretted what he had done in his past.
Remorse with sincerity not only ceases the sufferings that was once in us but also to the multitudes that surrounds us. It is not a sign of weakness to show remorse but an act of courage to do so.
The only reason for one to exist is to learn to be altruistic, benefiting and cherishing other beings. Cherishing others opens the door to infinite good qualities, wisdom and abundant merits. While cherishing oneself opens up the door to all stupidity, suffering, and create obstacles to future happiness.
Success is not an individualistic achievement by any one person for without the support behind it there can never be any success at all.
Remember those who were behind your success because your situation will not be the same without them.
Its been over 30 years since I last saw my late primary school form teacher Ms Chang Yen Chu. I only knew that she had passed on when my other teacher told me about the sad news.Ms Chang, as she was formally addressed was one of the strictest teachers in my school, she was slightly plump, wore spectacles,had short hair and carried a very stern face. Her standard posture while speaking to the class was always with folded arms and a death stare that never leave your eyes. Her tone was deep, slow and articulated always ever ready to stab you with a tigress growl without warning. I was in 6C; Worst class of that year in 1980 so I supposed they need to get a teacher equal to our badass attitude to deal with. I remembered my classmate Lee Seng Kor, as he was in the Lion Troupe Dance Association he would start drumming according to the beat on his table and the few of us would start shouting and cheering according to the beat. As soon as Ms Chang stepped in the class there was complete silence. Like most teachers of that era, if we screwed up in any way, be it our homework or our attitude we get pinched and slapped REALLY hard. She would pick anyone from the class and asked us out to solve a math problem and if we didn't get it right...well you know what would happen next.Most of us got thru our secondary 1 under her guidance and she bought all of her student Nasi Lemak for getting thru the than miserable PSLE. When we went to the office to thank her for it she smiled and simply said that we all worked hard and deserved the pass. That was about the only time I really saw her smiled as would a loving parent to her children. The thought of the tigress and commando styled teacher did not occur to me at that moment, all I saw was a beautiful and compassionate lady who truly dedicated her passion in teaching her students and inculcating the right values to them although her tenacious nature was second to none, I was wondering why she wasn't chosen to be a disciplinary master back than.Being the worst class of Primary school didn't just get its name for nothing. Most of the guys had already started smoking at this tender age and fighting was just a daily household chore. We were destined to be condemn to the than VITB or be a dropped out. Whatever the case may be and however bad we were back than, there was not once that we spoke back to Ms Chang or any of our teachers when being punished. Punishment was acceptable and forgotten immediately, we didn't waste time thinking about having revenge towards our teachers but just took everything in our stride. Respect was something we gave to all our teachers and if you thought we were softies and a Mamma's boy THINK again. Ask anyone about Boy's Town in those days and you will get your answer.NO. I'm not proud that we were smoking at such a young age. NO. I'm not proud that we had to bash another school's student for coming to our school and trying to court our girls. NO. I'm not proud that most of us had a miserable life and than became successful now but I am proud that we had learnt the meaning of mutual respect and that a good teacher should always be held in high esteem for putting their passion and time towards their students and that their efforts should be recognize. Why? Well... even those who did not make it to secondary 1 or had dropped out are running their business successfully right now. It's not just about being street smart but the basics of cultivating respect for your elders or teachers. Without showing respect , even if you hold a Masters Degree, it will not have any substance in it. Thank you Ms Chang for all the beautiful memories and being always there and never giving up on us. May you Rest In Peace.
Letting go of excess egos and wants does not necessarily compromise our goals in life. In fact it actually increases your acumen and sensibility. Makes you less stressful and helps you live a more meaningful life rather than living it aimlessly and fooling yourself from the reality of happiness.
Every gift you make toward others represents you, your emotions,your sincerity,your character everything. ......
There is always something that we can give you just have to search deep inside you. And when you intend to give dont give because you have an excess of it but give because you really meant to give and give if you can only accept the gift as much as you would buy it for yourself.
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