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The other Boleyn Girl  

2008-04-11 02:32:38|  分类: thoughts n feeli |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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The other Boelyn Girl?
                                      Which One?
                                                           Either or Both?
 
       Should we condem ones immorality and selfishness?
                                                                                                          OR......
                                                                                                                              Should we praise for ones ambition and willpower?
 
                                        What is greatness & success? How do we measure the extentent of achievement? In Economics, there's the analysis of external costs/ social costs, is this applicable to individual accomplishments?Can we still become successful without having others to pay the neccessary 'costs'??
 
      Well, maybe im over complicating things...just like  '黄河之水天上来' perhaps everything has the same origin so in essence they all follow the same set of rules...?
 
                               In truth there are always elements of false and in false there are always elements of truth.
                                                                                                 Anything can be justified with a purpose & anything can be falsified by a plan.
 
For example, where Wars can be glorified in the East as Jihads(Holy war), it is too justified in the West to be a obligatory step forward for the international community in the struggle against all evils and to liberalise all peoples.
 
We are all fighting the same War...So what is exactly Good and Evil?
                   Neglecting all the allegedly differences in ideology and mentality behind the two claims, anyone can easily see that they are essentially the same argument --- Acting in God's wish to promote good and counter evil. An aspiration for a better future.
 
In the past Social Scientist have always suggested that two parties who share the similar beliefs and ideollogies are very unlikely to go to war with one and another. So what went wrong here?
 
                                   There can be no evil; the inherent human centric way of thinking will always lead one to act in favour of their own interest i.e. what one believes to be right. Even on the surface many seemingly innocent, non-selfish act of charity work still have the hidden but obvious agenda of making the donator to feel good about them or one may say to earn up the tokens to go through the gates of heaven.

 

                Should we blame human instinct or social norms? & indeed are social norms shaped by the society which we live in or structurally determined by our biological inheritance. After all what morality is there in the fully justified and accepted norms of survival of the fittest. One must defeat all possible competitors in order allow its own place in the world.

 

                With the process of modernity and arguably globalization people say national borders are becoming much less vague. It’s this growing plurality that’s forcing individuals to search for smaller or more specific organizations to better accommodate their needs and guarantee protection for their interests.

 

               In which case some have found Amnesty International whilst other resorted to terrorism to get their voices heard. Therefore, I believe one cannot blame terrorism wholly on extreme individuals in the demanding positions (No matter how controversial it may seem, i must say they are all simply pursuing their interest and doing what they believe to be good.... ); rather frankly BinLadin himself was educated in England and the renowned  LSE itself. It is however, more to do with the failure of states to truly represent a wide selection of citizens. The disillusion that comes with apparent economic success and the disregard of domestic things petty but crucial have resulted in strong sense of alienation. People starts to feel less connected to communities and belonging. Thats why people say Politics are fore people who have too much spare time on money on their hands, the focus on all matters grand but with little implication to an average person's everyday life often shows too little care and warmth. There's always going to be more words than action.

Homogeneity is no longer the best strategy (e.g. no longer people across the world appreciate welcome the big yellow sign of Mcdonald's or the green round plate for Starbucks)

Although it is true the Western (post WW11& cold) order in which we live in today is the most advanced and adequate one history has seen yet; with its successes and failures, arguably it is working as well as it can be. However, clearly till this point it is easy to see that Westernization is not the best for everyone. Rather than pointing towards a different world order, it’s more important for the current one to embrace the new, accommodate plurality and recognize different national identity. After all, the whole obsession about Fashion is to show some individuality….right?

              

 
 
 
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