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Post time 2007-9-21 04:41:39 |Display all floors

Reply #21 exportedkiwi's post

well exportedkiwi; you're the resident expert I think and I tip my hat to you as I am at a loss for words
if you don't mind sharing your wisdom and insight - i have always felt it is better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all.... would you agree, sir?

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Post time 2007-9-21 10:41:42 |Display all floors

Reply #22 scarylaowei's post

Lol, I'm no expert but I've been around and taken some hard knocks by love, the most was recently when the woman I loved and was going to marry was killed in a traffic accident in Guangzhou. Yes, I think it's better to have loved and lost, but that doesn't mean we have to like losing. the grief I've been through recently was almost too much to bear and I hope that my friends here don't have to suffer it for a very long time, if at all!

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Post time 2007-9-21 10:59:40 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lifesong at 2007-9-19 18:13


"Grief is the price we pay for love."

      In the past thousands of years, countless people strived and died for their ideal and their nation. It was the price of love. But more heroic people followed them. Why? Love! Though your striving gives you grief, you still devote yourself to it, because your are a noble, loyal and faithful person!...


For thousands of years?  I'm not aware nationalism has been around for that long.

A good book to read on nationalism is called imagined community by Benedict Anderson, it's a fairly standard university text.  It may help you decipher where this love for nationalism comes from.

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Post time 2007-9-21 13:38:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by toksave at 2007-9-21 10:59


For thousands of years?  I'm not aware nationalism has been around for that long.

A good book to read on nationalism is called imagined community by Benedict Anderson, it's a fairly standard ...


The love for a nation doesn't need the definition of an expert. If you ask where this love for nationalism comes from, I can tell you, the love is from our heart.

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Post time 2007-9-21 14:32:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lifesong at 2007-9-21 13:38


The love for a nation doesn't need the definition of an expert. If you ask where this love for nationalism comes from, I can tell you, the love is from our heart.


For an immigrant China is in heart and mind.

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Post time 2007-9-21 18:04:57 |Display all floors
Originally posted by rosepanther at 2007-9-21 14:32


For an immigrant China is in heart and mind.


As Antaeus and Gaea, China(We call her "the Central Nation") is the source of our strength. When we remember our honorable ancestors, we feel inspired.

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Post time 2007-9-21 18:57:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lifesong at 2007-9-21 18:04


As Antaeus and Gaea, China(We call her "the Central Nation") is the source of our strength. When we remember our honorable ancestors, we feel inspired.

     I have seen your site.Very nice .Bravo

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