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The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

I. Krishnamurti

            Taiwanese have been self-absorbed for years; the only basis is because the government could not be trusted. It was the Kuomintang regime that killed Taiwanese and controlled it for many decades. But now Taiwan has a new government and now there needs to be change, the unstable social structure must be reconstructed. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. The Taiwanese is to face another question, to stay Taiwanese or for the foreigners who wish to join China to destroy our past and glory, and join something we have been against for years.

            Nothing is easy to the unwilling, and it is that reason that makes many Taiwanese silent. The youth is unwilling to speak, and the masses are unwilling to think. We sit at home, indulge ourselves in the media, believing in what the minority says, and have no self thought, we have become mere robots of society.

            The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created, created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination. If so many Taiwanese are silenced, then we already molded the future of failure, we have given up on our blood for money. First you give up on your motherland, and next the youth will believe it is to be accepted that giving up on your parents is correct. If there is a voice we need to stand up and speak out, because if not we have already lost the war. We Taiwanese must know that if you do not like something, change it.

            For those who fear change, it is unavoidable. It is like friction it cannot be stopped, but we as the people must work on making the right changes, and work on our mistakes. So we must not fear change, but to embrace it. Taiwan cannot grow, and Taiwanese will not grow if we do not work on changing, and evolving. Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough is true security to be found. If we avoid our problems it will only grow worse.

            Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. But it is inevitable that society changes, because nothing endures but change. The safe boundaries we take for granted were unknown frontiers. For us to better the future, and to provide a foundation for our children we must explore in the vast unknown frontiers and hope it can one day be a safe boundary.

            Taiwanese demand change, and with change we need to accept not all change are perfect. We are just as blind as the next man, but we are different if we are not afraid of what might or might not happen. We take risk because it can better us, and we cannot better ourselves if we are not accepted in society. If we do not accept ourselves as Taiwanese, then the world will not accept us as Taiwanese, and we will hence not stay in history, but move back and abolish all of our previous accomplishments. The people will not have a choice, or freedom, because we will again be led by tyrant regimes like the Kuomintang. Yet worse this time there will not be a masses, we will become the minority.


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