Tradition is a good thing, even as we migrate forward in time and technology. Tradition preserves our roots, our heritage, our culture, and our humanity.

I am all for tradition. I believe tradition trumps careless modification. Progress is not a bad thing as long as it respects the value of heritage and tradition. Progress can bring us forward, as long as it is seriously and carefully thought through, with humble and respectful consideration for humanity and its genuine needs, and not through selfish, hidden or even insidious desires.

Let me illustrate by a single Chinese character for “leaf”.

leaf_word_trad_cnThe Traditional Chinese script is “


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