Monday, April 6, 2009

On The Train (Taxonomy again?), Apr 1, 2009

There were a row of Africans on the train when I boarded for home. Looking at them I pity and felt sorry for them for the generalization Malaysian made of them. Like we say in Malay, ‘di sebabkan nila setitik habis susu sebelanga.’ It is the culture of Malaysian to easily generalize anything that happens around them. Because of this generalization we put pressure and stress on ours day to day living contributing to the statistics of rising heart disease in Malaysia. Huh! again a problem with taxonomy ). We have to learn to look at things from various perspectives and classify and value certain things differently and properly now.

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