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Lan Hoang
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My latest article for Oxfam Novib's knowledge exchange platform, E-motive. This time on Compassion! :)
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"Nowadays, we hear and see the rising significance of Empathy and Compassion everywhere, especially in workplace. These are all important traits to have when it comes to developing higher Emotional Intelligence, which is believed to be crucial in more advanced societies."
#compassion #thichnhathanh #empathy
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“When people say, ‘Oh, ask the people!’, it’s childish rubbish ... They say people can think for themselves? Do you honestly believe that the chap who can’t pass primary six knows the consequences of his choice when he answers a questions viscerally on language, culture and religion? ... we would starve, we would have race riots. We would disintegrate.”
— Quoted in Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas, 1998
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"I think that if life separates us and we end up in totally different places, I’ll always remember when our past aligned for this period of time. And I’ll be thankful for that. And I hope that wherever you are, you’ll be thankful too. I think that’s the best we can wish for."
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On my writer's block search for some inspiration, on "People and Places" :)

“Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.” 
#ohtheplacesyouwillgo   #burningman   #DrSeuss  
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"Điều mà đại gia đình này thiếu là niềm tin vào các giá trị của bản thân và khả năng phân tích, đánh giá và phán xét thế giới xung quanh để không mù quáng chạy theo người khác.

Nhưng phần đông chúng ta cũng đã biết rằng “nước ngoài” cũng không phải là một miền đất hứa êm đềm, đầy mật ngọt trên mặt đất và tiếng chuông lục lạc vang trong không trung. Và cư dân của nó cũng là những người trần mắt thịt, cũng luẩn quẩn trong tham, sân, si, cũng vô minh và bối rối trong cuộc sống."
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Mỗi đất nước, dân tộc, văn hóa, thậm chí mỗi cá nhân là một vũ trụ phức tạp. Thách thức trong quá trình học hỏi là nhận biết được sự phức tạp, những xung đột, những chấn thương, những năng lượng... của một quốc gia, của một nền văn hóa.
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"The bonds you make with others need to be elastic to accommodate for the impermanence of people, otherwise they will snap under pressure." -unknown #LateNightThoughts 

"The most beautiful people to be around are the ones with open minds. The ones who will tell you that sorrow is just as wonderful as bliss and that at any moment, you can be whoever you want to be and love whoever and whatever you want to love – whether it is religion or the same sex. I sit at bars and I linger in coffee shops just to find these kind of people…Without knowing it, they are slowly changing the world."
—Christopher Poindexter ‪#‎TodaysMantra‬

artwork by Zhou Fan
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“I have to say goodbye more times than I would have liked, but everyone can say that. And no matter how many times we do it, even if it’s for the greater good, it still stings. And though we will never forget what we have given up, we owe it to ourselves to keep moving forward.

What we can’t do is to live our lives always afraid of the next goodbye, because chances are they are not going to stop. The trick is to recognize when a goodbye can be a good thing, when it’s a chance for us to start again.” :)
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"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, or books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
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As you ripen, you’ll notice that time is the weirdest thing in the world, that these surprises are relentless, and that getting older is not a stroll but an ambush.
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Mr. Uddin believes that Western media and nongovernmental organizations too often wrongly portray impoverished people as monolithic. That approach may evoke sympathy and open wallets. But he said they also need more: social support and education.

“Though all three families are very poor, these families are not always unhappy — they have love and they enjoy their life,” he said. “Poverty is not only about sadness, not only about sorrow, not only about depression. They are people like us.”
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Depressed and bored is how Mali, who is mentally disabled, spent her days. Her mother, Jarina, chained her to a fence by her ankle from dawn to dusk every day to keep her from wandering away.Credit Shehab Uddin
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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

These are the days to remember, beautiful as they can ever be :)


#senioryear   #servicetocommunity   #PEACE  
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“You know what I think?" she says. "That people's memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn't matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They're all just fuel. Advertising fillers in the newspaper, philosophy books, dirty pictures in a magazine, a bundle of ten-thousand-yen bills: when you feed 'em to the fire, they're all just paper. The fire isn't thinking 'Oh, this is Kant,' or 'Oh, this is the Yomiuri evening edition,' or 'Nice tits,' while it burns. To the fire, they're nothing but scraps of paper. It's the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, totally useless memories: there's no distinction--they're all just fuel.”
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"Home, is where I come back, all night we laugh and vibe and soul clap.
Home, I find that in friends, I find it in things, a life from within.
Home, is a song on a subway, the howl of the blues, to be free one day!
Home, is every true note, every real lyric and any new hope in.
Home, is something to fight for, the soul of a man AKA his life force.
Home, when you close your eyes
 And you feel in your heart how your soul’s alive!"
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Can't wait. Can't wait!!!
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  • The University of Hong Kong
    2014
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Adventurer, Peace-lover and aspiring Changemaker
Introduction

Lan (Hong Hoang) was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and spent portions of her years living between the United States and Vietnam. She is currently studying the Bachelor of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong with a double major in International Politics and Sociology. She was on a yearlong exchange program with Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

A firm believer in world unity and equality, Lan is convinced by the potential of participatory development in providing platforms and giving voice to the less privileged and the marginalized, to promote and propel the global development agenda. During her studies, Lan has been engaging in various social projects such as grassroots educational outreach on girl’s rights in Ghana, cultural integration and racial unity among student body on Hong Kong University campus, and social impact evaluation in the Netherlands.

Lan takes on the role of E-motive’s correspondent in Asia with this blog, aiming to reflect regional social issues and best practices of development projects in Asia. This serves to promote knowledge sharing and break stereotypes in the less developed regions.

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    Global Changemaker, present
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