A Martial Artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing. – Bruce Lee
When I started to ask this question on my social profiles, some friends said it’s a big question.
Too big to answer.
However, some friends are kind and help to provide their answers as much as they can. Thank you for spending your time to reply to my question. I know we are all busy but it is important to share our thought on the matter.
Here are the answers I received so far:
- A good honest government
- Good education system
- Fair and sustainable development
- Learning to love oneself & each other
- No cheating or corruption
- Human right and environment control
- A new leader
- Understand each others
I totally agree with all the answers. There are a lot of areas that we need to improve. And I am happy to see most of the people have the same feeling as mine.
I asked myself this question because I wanted to look at the roof of the problem. I wanted to go far and then came back. I wanted to find out what is the real issue in our society.
First of all, I am nobody. I am not good at politic. That’s why I went to engineering school. But there’s a voice in my head. It refuses to disappear.
I saw an accident on the other day. It was not a very serious case. The most serious was that the two parties didn’t talk to each other. They phoned to ask for help.
We are Cambodian. We speak the same language. Why we are not be able to understand each other?
This is just an example.
If we look at our history in the past, we will find similar cases. We fight with each other then ask for help from the outsiders.
We can’t be strong if internally we can’t understand each other. We can’t compete with others, if we don’t know how to take care our own people.
I watched The Trials of Henry Kissinger. Watch the film if you not yet watch it. It will allow you to understand a lot of things that happened in our country in 60s and 70s. He’s the guy who is behind the bombing in Cambodia. Until today, the guy is still free and untouchable.
Now you can see this is America. They judge any other countries of human right, but I think they will never apply this policy to their own people.
This is also just an example.
We should learn to accept the reality. If we have done something wrong, accept it! Don’t try to fake the history just to make ourselves look good.
We should learn to recognize other people’s works. When they do great things, applause them and encourage them to continue.
Heroes are not born. They are created.
You might have different ideas but to me I think the most important thing that Cambodians need today is to understand each others.