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Blessings for a ‘culturally and socially intelligent’ 2020 !

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”


2019 has been a dynamic year in the world with unfortunately quite a chunk of less positive events. Related to #china we can see the turmoil in #hongkong, #tradewar or the #huawei case as a symbol of a general growing mistrust against China.


These along with an increasingly biased or straightforward fact and reality distorting international media to stigmatize China, active foreign intrusion in domestic affairs, and severe hatred against people on social media talking about China outside the current stigmatization box.


The core of these above trends is actually a growing clash of ‘Cultural and Social Intelligence’, either leading to evolution or crumbling in societies, governances and economies worldwide.


The following saying by ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi (老子, 600 BC) is alive and accurate, providing a unique mirror of perspective for people and governance in 2020.


“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”


I truly wish for all of us taking own responsibility, self-reflection with desire to learn and evolve for a great year.


Warm blessings to all for a peaceful and healthy 2020.


#culturalintelligence #socialintelligence

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