If the plants can talk, what would you think they may say? We, human, tend to assume that we are more advanced and more superior than the greenery as well as the animal kingdom. Our underestimate of mother nature has lead to fatal consequences since the dawn of human civilization. Many generations have cut down trees, destroy vast areas of forest to build factories, highways, and residences without hesitation. The natural world is defenseless in the prolonged battle with human greed and ignorance. We have turned vigorous plantations into soulless concrete structures which we are so proud about. The impacts of our modernization process, which went under the name of social development and community benefits, on ourselves are indescribable and uncontrollable. For instance, in the field of art, an obvious outcome is that nowaday artists prefer to stare at the computer screens and copy the images of nature rather than to step out and embrace the wonders of their surrounding environments. Read More »
Is there any place on earth that can bring you the joy and sadness almost at the same time? This week challenge asked for a recreation place which is vary from one person to another. For me, happiness and bitterness are rarely happen separately. Therefore, I choose universities as the typical places where my excitement is strongly evoked (and then dark clouds will soon follow to cover my heart). There always is a certain amount in my small pocket which is saved for trips to wonderful universities in nearby countries (Singapore, Thailand, etc…).
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest//
But what will happen when we combine all these three?
Simulating is human nature. Confucius, the noble philosopher, taught us that there are three ways to learn wisdom: the smartest way is through logical reasoning, the hardest way is through painful experiences and the easiest way is through borrowing, copying (or whatever you might call it) effective templates. Nevertheless, the shortest way might not always be the safest way. Imitating can lead to some side-effects such as: misconception of true nature, deterioration of self cognitions and self values, to name a few.
If there is any place that is worth for us to get lost within? People normally tend to lose themselves on the zenith of something happened in life even happiness or desperation. Nevertheless, if a person can consciously choose where, when and how he or she should get lost, life would have wasted all its meanings.Read More »
Working late at night soon becomes a ritual of designers in general and for them to survive through many sleepless nights, delicious suppers are really needed. When the neighbours are falling asleep, I am quietly doing my job in an intolerable hunger for energy from food.