We are happy to celebrate our best time together with Miss Mimi in her growing up journey. She seems like to have never-ending energy, she is very much playful, curious, adventurous, dare to try new things, smart….
One of the evening, she shown her gymnastic skill and how agile she was!
We are stunned when looking at her quick and speed action.
How about you? Are you playful? Are you curious on new things? Are you love to ask questions?
We are also like Miss Mimi during our childhood time, we are full of curiosity, adventurous, passion and love to ask “why”?
However, when we are grown-up, we might lost our curiosity and questioning, we might start to accept whatever people saying, follow our culture, adapt ourselves to surrounding, perhaps some of us might even “drown” to ensure we are being accepted. We might not even want to question even though we know there is something wrong, we are so concern our opinion might be different from others, we want to build “I”, “Me” based on the perception from others. Moreover, if something related to culture, tradition, we don’t even dare to make a change even though it might not be applicable to current lifestyle as it passed to us by our ancestor. So, we follow blindly.
There is a profound teaching from Buddha,
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
Why not ask if you are not sure? Why not contemplate when we want to make a decision?
Is it benefit to me? Is it benefit to others? Is it benefit to our nature?
You know the best answer whether you should or you shouldn’t follow old culture or tradition…
Don’t follow blindly……be honest to yourself!