Talking about the topic of Finland and globalization always reminds me of “桃花源記” by 陶淵明. This post is about the fable written in AD421 by that author, and why it kept reminding me of Finland’s modern day context.
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This post is about the lack mentality Vs the nurturing mentality. Using the analogy of the Garden of Eden, I explain this difference in the premise of thought by Finns and Singaporeans.
“Way back in 1965 we found ourselves suddenly independent. If you lose that Chinese education and you go completely English-educated, you will lose that drive, that self-confidence. That is what is wrong. The danger is, if you are Chinese-educated and only Chinese-educated, you are monolingual, then your source of literature will be communist. That is big trouble. But if you are bilingual, you have binocular vision, then you see the world in 3-D.”– Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, 1977.