I'm a liberal person. I'm doing scientific works in academia for a living. Thus, I believe in reasonings.... I really do.
I also believe that if two people use the same reasoning at a different place and time to justify one exact issue, although they've never met, they will come up with the same result (or, at least, similar).
Lately, in our Thai society, there are collective yet stupid efforts to "unite" the Thai... However, the ways of these efforts look absolutely absurd to me (i.e. wearing religion objects or wearing yellow shirts to signify something significant in our society).
I'm a Buddhist. I don't wear any amulet yet I "wear" Buddhism's philosophy and constantly apply it into my everyday life without practicing any conventional Buddhist's traditions. I believe I understand its philosophy well enough not to practice it. Despite without practicing it in the customary fashion, I still can be a good person for my family, friends, family, workplaces, societies, and elsewhere.
Shall we move on to the "yellow-shirt" issue?
Personally, I don't like the color yellow much. Thus, I've never bought any yellow clothes, and I won't wear it. Some people may taunt me as a disloyal manner to his majesty the King. If they justify my faithfulness towards his majesty with just not wearing a yellow shirt as a disloyalty, so be it. Let time and my outputs prove it otherwise.
If these acts (i.e. wearing amulets and yellow shirts) truly signify and reflect what it should be in our country, I can see a certain fate of our children and country--- nothing but chaos and calamity. We're living in a truly disastrous way of thinking.
Let actions and their ensuing results determine our fate and get serious upon our own responsibilities at our own hands. People, focus on what you ought to do!! Collectively, Those small yet collective efforts will truly help and result in a national prosperity....
Amulets and yellow shirts don't. Let's face it with a true reasoning, will we?
================================= Note: My life has been intertwined with works and many others. New responsibility has emerged, resulting less and less time for my ordinary life. Although, a love to write is still intact... But having less time is related to having less imagination.... Therefore, I could not come up with new writings for quite some times.
It might be a good time for me to leave this forum for moment.... Please take it as Mr. A.T. is having a sabbactatical leave or something like that....
As noted above, my love to write is still the same... and will not be changed. Sometimes somehow, I hope I could come back and give some thoughts in this blog once more.
Cheers, Mr. A.T. June 6th, 2008
My pen-name in Pantip is amatuer translator. Actually, I'm a lousy translator with lame translation. My pen-name is somewhat misleading, I have no background in linguistics what-so-ever. Anyway I love to read, write and communicate with people...
Reading is my most favorite hobby. I read everything from shopping bags to articles in theoretical physics. I do research and teaching for my living. So, reading, writing, thinking and doing research works are my everyday routine.
I would like to define myself as a person who is accepting new ideas and adopting those into my way of life.
I believe in power of knowledge/education. I think every society can be a better society with knowledge. Ignorance can be dispelled by it. Humanity can live sustainably and harmoniously with each other along with its biosphere with understandings in the nature surrounding it.
Apart from my philosophical thoughts reflecting who I am, I can tell you something I like or love in particular;
I love dogs.... Particularly, labradore retrievers.... One day, I would like to spend my time and life with them as a big part of my family.
Zhuge Liang is my hero. With his wisdom and faithfulness, he led a tiny army to a mighty and formidable kingdom. He left his humble residence with a hope to come back. But, sadly, he had never returned and died far far away from home in a horse carriage in a battle field. If I could choose where I would, I would say where-ever my lovely wife was nearby.
I value happiness and my family as my first priority. My profession and my philosophy come in the second. Pursuit in wealth has never been in my desire.
I'm glad to be your friend, and look forward to seeing you around krub.