- Gordon Dumoulin
A tough start but with bright lights at the near horizon... Happy New Year !
𝘈 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘻𝘰𝘯…
新年快乐! Happy New Year!
Let’s hope 2023 will be a year of better and more 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀-𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 and understanding among each other, and not only just understanding or communication but especially 𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿, even you might not agree with all.
And most of all working on the necessity of multilateral, respectful collaborations to deal with our common global challenges inclusively 𝗮𝘀 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀. We are all in the same boat.
This instead of the increasingly and often overwhelming biased exposure stimulating dichotomy and polarization in people’s minds without further context to which many have subconsciously get accustomed to in recent years. And having unintentionally or deliberately led to the tensions, confrontations and worse which we are witnessing today.
Different regions in the world face grim or difficult beginnings in this new year. 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝘀 are key to move forward to overcome the current challenges, atrocities and obstacles. Definitely an immense and complex challenge for all of us but 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀. Opportunities in which cultural intelligence, the consciousness that we are more the same as different and the need for consensus through diversity instead of confrontation or polarization play pivoting roles. We are all dependent on and responsible for each other. And with choices of moving forward peacefully and inclusively in diversity.
China is facing a tough winter struggling with the Covid wave at the start of 2023. But the five traits of 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 will also bring this winter to a new spring.
𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲
𝗮 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹, 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 !
新年快乐! 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿!
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video credit : 大仁豆 from 小红书 (‘little red book’)