NOW I KNOW
032 31 March 2017
We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite
CASE STUDY – CAN YOUOVERCOME THE RESTRICTIONS OF YOUR CULTURE?
Many of my young Chinese friends suffer from some form of inferiority or unworthiness.
Often they are so worried that they cannot progress that they wreck their lives and become lonely, bitter and difficult to be with.
They fret about their situation and don’t believe they can change. They see themselves as failures.
In my eyes they have two issues: –
- Culture – Chinese millennials, while living in a prosperous country, have been raised the traditional Chinese way, by their grandparents Thissystem allows both the child’s parents time to work so as to earn income so as to have a good (material) lifestyle.
However, the child suffers as they are exposed to the teachings and views of their grandparents. The values and beliefs of their grandparents usually reflect what they experienced when they were young – hardship, poverty and lack of food!
- Restricted Thinking – Today, for a young well educated Chinese person in another country there are many other issues to deal with such as: –
- Different culture;
- Need to learn a new language;
- Have to live away from their home and family;
- Overcome sub-conscious poverty thinking, and
- Overcome sub-conscious unworthiness thinking
While some of these issues can be resolved at a conscious level, others are more difficult to change as they sit deep within their sub-conscious
But first they have to accept these restrictions!
Butis it our responsibility try to raise these matters with our friends?
Maybe we should not “point out our thoughts about another person”!
Perhaps we should just accept them as they are!
We have to realise that every person is different and here on this Earth to live through certain situations so as to understand and learn from the experience. So it is not our responsibility to clear others issues or take on the responsibility to try and change another person to our way of thinking – unless they ask us!
The young person in turn has the opportunity of recognising their limitations and that they have the opportunity to learn. Do they have the courage to change?
All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?