Trying to make sense of a weird world - and maybe make it a little better
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A Love Too Far
So let me see: I have to Love Hong Kong - no problem, but becoming increasingly difficult as more and more of the Hong Kong I love is under threat or disappearing. Love China - hmmm, let's see. It's not my motherland, but I do appreciate the great architecture, art, food and magnificent scenery. Not so fond of the repressive government, environmental degradation, adulterated milk, secret prisons, corruption, and censorship. I find it easier to Love Democracy ("the love that dare not speak its name" as far as the Chinese government is concerned).
Now it seems I have to Respect and love the elders as well. Isn't this taking the whole love thing a bit too far? I hope I treat everyone with the respect they deserve, but do I really have to share my limited supply of love with every cantankerous old wrinkly in Hong Kong?