Younger sisters are almost different beings from elder ones, but thank God it is quite and unaffectedly without repining or envy that I see my elder sister gad about and visit, etc.when I rest at home.
(Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 68, journal entry, May 22, 1769, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).
Burney comments on the more active social life of her unmarried elder sister.)
'In the near future, if not now, we will have to look at the world as our common home and all its inhabitants as equal citizens of the world. Therefore we will have to treat each other as fellow citizens, as brothers and sisters, who have the same aspirations as human persons and the same responsibilities of taking care of each other regardless of country, race or creed. This is how we are going to survive, not as nations with distinct interests although maintaining cultural identities, but as a species on the planet with a common hope of building a better human world.'
“She was no longer able to cope with all that her sister reminded her of. Shed been unable to forgive her for soaring alone over a boundary she herself could never bring herself to cross, unable to forgive that magnificent irresponsibility that had enabled Yeong-hye to shuck off social constraints and leave her behind, still a prisoner. And before Yeong-hye had broken those bars, shed never even known they were there.”
“Look, sister, Im doing a handstand; leaves are growing out of my body, roots are sprouting out of my hands...they delve down into the earth. Endlessly, endlessly...yes, I spread my legs because I wanted flowers to bloom from my crotch; I spread them wide...”
We are all on this earth for a purpose, to love and be loved seek out people who need help the poor the lonley the sick. Only when we do this we will come to know what love is in our hearts ask yourself every day what have i done for my fellow brother and sister today? Even in a small way good deeds should be our creed. Love is the only way jesus said i am the way the truth and the life. god bless.
“The sisters and brothers that you meet give you the materials which your character uses to build itself. It is said that some people are born great, others achieve it, some have it thrust upon them. In truth, the ways in which your character is built have to do with all three of those. Those around you, those you choose, and those who choose you.”
Our political emancipation and its derivatives (e.g. academic freedom and freedom of expression) have yet to bear fruit once we start asking a few questions; who am I addressing, what am I addressing and lastly, have my indigent brothers and sisters actually felt my presence when confronted with a very harsh reality?