Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kris' Exploration 11

My favorite passage of the Nobel Peace prize readings comes from "the speech The Revolution of Spirit" by Aung San Suu Kyi (given by one of her sons). She describes the human responsibility as being the realization of spritual opression for democratic change is the type of opression she believes is necessary.

"At the root of that [human] responsibility lies...the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end, at least the distance needed to rise above indicidual limitation...to live the full life...one must have the courage to bear the responsibility of the needs of others...one must want to bear this responsibility."

This quote signifies what type of leader she was, and proved at least to me that she was fit to succeed as a leader.
Recently, Kyi received an honorary degree from the University of Hong Kong for her efforts to bring democracy and a public education system to Burma.

The current Dalai Lama is criticizing the Chinese governmnet that rules over Tibet as repressing the country and backing down on the reform of the Tibetan government. China refuses to grant Tibet autonomous rule as well. The Dalai Lama is the peaceful, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He is stirring up controversy with China over the repression and also criticizing future Chinese leaders who will only make matters worse for Tibet. He believes that if nothing is done now, it will only get worse in the future.
I believe the Dalai Lama is right; I would fight for autonomy as well. I agree with every action he is taking.
The 14th Dalai Lama gives a "what the hell?" expression when he is confronted with the current issues concerning the reign of China over Tibet.


  1. truly funny caption and picture. Very informative and i agree with your quote.

  2. I like the picture and the caption. I think its funny because even though he is probably frustrated and annoyed, he still looks happy because he is always happy.

  3. I agree with your opinion. I also like the photo and caption. I think I would like to find a photo of the Dalai Lama when he wasn't smiling.

  4. I like the passage you selected. There is a lot of meaning in it. The caption for the picture is funny.


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