It is not often I blog on heavy topics. But today I decided to.
We live in an age where moral values , virtueous are not treasured very much. The mean to the end is not much considered as long as people get their ends.
My mom called me 'metal teeth' (tie kie) or strong will in English since I was very young. I stand on issues which I have very strong conviction.
I believe in freedom of speech, press and rightful competition, that is to say I distaste monopoly. I refused to join any internet site/forum where it disapprove members recommend similar sites that have better information. It is like the non-internet day where an owner of a kopitiam did not allow people to patronized other kopitiam.
I made a big name for myself on a social networking site when I hold on to my belief. I believe in freedom of information, equal competition in the market place. That is why I love American declaration of independent very much.
All men are created equal and have the rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
I love the equal (that means there cannot be something like only dog and white can go into the restaurant during the imperial British rule in Hong kong) and life (that is why I am all against abortion, will never be a liberal democratic even at my dead body), and pursuit of happiness , like blogging from the bottom of my heart :)-
An extract from Wikipedia : "
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Will you speak out if you know that it is against your principal or you are the kind who does not want to cause a wave and sit still and do nothing ? It is not easy to stand against the tide, it is so much easier to blend in. But, if you look at history, the people who stand up might get persecuted but they are the one who started a revolution in society or in the way things are done. Life is too short, do you want to live in your comfort corner where your life ended when you give up your last breath or you want to carry on a legacy even after your last breath. You have a choice and it costs !!!!
Over the years , I have made some good friends who hold values that I hold, they might not necessary be Christian, but they do hold strong moral values. One of them is no other than Casper, my Malaysian friend who resides in the UK. Again, I wanted to say thank you to him for standing with me in my conviction.
What are the things that you have strong conviction about ? Do you like to share ? Do you think you have done some impact to people around you with your conviction ?