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Post time 2007-7-23 08:22:49 |Display all floors
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TOPIC:   What's Unlimited Thought?
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I hit my luck again when I was wondering around in cyberspace early this morning. I found the website

Unfortunately, the site may be meaningless to you if your English is not up to gear. This is why I am urging you folks to become truly bi-lingual and be good at both, particularly in English as that language finds most published work whether it's hard print or web based. (Don't lecture me on patriotims or the pride of 5,000 year of Chinese culture!!! It's a separate issue.)

In view of this discovery, I also adjusted my policy on the Wednesday night talkshow. It will not be run for 2 full hours as it's rather exhausting.

It will be run from 8pm to 9pm. Depending on participation and sufficient "heat" for the first hour, I will decide if that will go on beyond that hour. Participants can actually stay behind and talk amongst themselves should I leave after the first hour anyway.

In the past, I did not emphasize on a topic. I changed my mind again to set a topic for our program and announce it as early as possible. Almost all the reference material I introduce are English written so you may need to work out how you understand the article. Translating these to Chinese for your convenience is asking too much from me.

As some of you may find it difficult to discuss the topic entirely in English, I am not objecting to the use of Putonghua in order that you can echo your opinion whole heartedly.

COMING BACK to the topic, the writer of the article is using an analogy involving a big big hanger for the construction of 747 aeroplanes and two balls - one a baseball and another a basketball hung from the roof of the hanger.

The baseball represents Western Philosophy and the basketball represents Eastern Philosophy. Now, after analyzing what these two bodies of philosophies having been offering us, we will explore if we can have our own philosophy for the 21st century.

Read the article by download it and do your thinking now so we can discuss it at 8pm on this Wednesday night.

You are most welcome to post eitehr in English or Chinese in the forum of Qiu Laoshi Business English Forum under this subject heading to share with us your own thinking on this, drawing on the analogy.

See you online here or on Wednesday night BI-LINGUALLY.

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