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The Advantage of a Handicap

The Advantage of a Handicap

During his last great political campaign, the American President, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot by a would-be assassin. The surgeon who was treating his wound handed him his steel spectacle case, telling him that it had saved his life. The case, which he had been carrying in his pocket, had broken the force of the bullet, [Continue]

Suffering With Meaning!

Suffering With Meaning!

The meaning of trials is not only to test worthiness, but to increase it. To have suffered much is like knowing many languages: It gives the sufferer access to many more people! Here is a story that demonstrates victory over defeat through positive attitudes. It’s a true and deeply touching account of a young man [Continue]

The Best Attitude IS Gratitude!

The Best Attitude IS Gratitude!

Our favorite attitude should be gratitude. “I used to worry a lot”, says Harold Abbott of Webb City, Missouri. “But one spring day I was walking down West Dougherty Street when I saw a sight that banished all my worries. It happened in ten seconds, but during those ten seconds I learned more about how [Continue]

Mobile phones: Tomorrow it’s too late!

Mobile phones: Tomorrow it’s too late!

Dr Paul Dupont (Chinese Translated.by Yu Fen) In spite of the dithering by the Ministry of Health and the delaying tactics of the phone operating companies, it is now becoming clear that the mobile phone is a virulent pathogen with damaging effects that we are only vaguely aware of. Recently it was scientifically proved that [Continue]

A Great Persian King!

A Great Persian King!

The story is told by the Persians of the great Shah Abbas, who reigned magnificently in Persia, but loved to mingle with the people in disguise. Once, dressed as a poor man, he descended the long flight of stairs, dark and damp, to the tiny cellar where the fireman, seated on ashes, was tending the [Continue]

Thoughts on Comfort

Thoughts on Comfort

Sorrows are but incidents in life, and must not interrupt us. We must leave them behind, while we press on to the things that are before. God has so ordained that in pressing on in duty for others we shall find the truest, richest comfort for ourselves. “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, [Continue]

Love and loneliness in Taiwan

Love and loneliness in Taiwan

The original article is written by a Swiss anthropologist David Signer) How is Taiwan? There is no country in the world where the people work as many working hours as in Taiwan – 2282 hours a year. Over 30% of the people work more then 62 hours a week. Taiwan is the second densest populated [Continue]