15 8 / 2013
02 4 / 2013
Sometimes I do miss how in Asia people with higher educations are respected. I believe it’s due to the respect people have toward knowledge, not only limited to diplomas, but to any form of knowledge acquired, experience and senority are crazyly overated in Japan!
What I found fascinating is how openly people show their respect. Someone with occupation as a teacher is immediately addressed as Mr. In Taiwan and Japan. Higher education like master degree could bring material advantage such as a higher position or attention in the marriage market. Such respect one receives as a benefits of higher education, I have never experienced in Sweden.
Here, higher education is a matter of choice, one get higher education for self develop reasons, or as personal interests. The general idea of no one is better than others make a PhD as equal as someone with minimum required education. Which is definitely a weride phenomenal in many places in the world.
But isn’t it just wrong, that the effort one put in to pursue more knowledge and their achievements, like a diploma, is not admired, appreciated, but taken for granted. Even worse, discouraged. If we dont apperaciate things, things devaluated. Maybe its old school to hang up on things like diploma or higher education, but at least it shuld be valued higher than only a career choice.
26 2 / 2013
09 2 / 2013
21 1 / 2013
"I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."
21 1 / 2013
01 1 / 2013
"I happen to hate New Year’s celebrations. Everybody desperate to have fun. Trying to celebrate in some pathetic little way. Celebrate what? A step closer to the grave? That’s why I can’t say enough times, whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can filch or provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever works. And don’t kid yourself. Because its by no means up to your own human ingenuity. A bigger part of your existence is luck, than you’d like to admit. Christ, you know the odds of your fathers one sperm from the billions, finding the single egg that made you. Don’t think about it, you’ll have a panic attack."