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Perspective matters

[caption id="attachment_12722" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Ko Chen-tung as Ko Ching-teng in a scene from the Taiwanese movie You Are The Apple of My Eye. No, he is not angry, he is not about to throw the chair, he is being punished by his teacher - a punishment that involves physical discomfort and humiliation. Ko is taking the rap for his fellow student, Shen Chia-yi, who is sitting behind him, looking guilty and upset.[/caption]

Today when I look back at what I learned during my formidable days of schooling, I see the so called punishments from my beloved teachers as great learning in life,
for example :

1. Stand up on the bench -Take a holistic view, look at the big picture

2. Stand with hands up - Aim high, reach higher

3. Stand facing the wall - Make introspection

4. Stand outside the class - Learn through observation, take a world view

5. Kneel down - Humility

6. Murga Bano - Physical endurance

7. Clean the blackboard - Forget and forgive, start with a fresh slate

8. Finger on your lips - boast less

9. Hold your ears - listen more

10. Touch your toes - Be flexible

11. Write down a line 25 times - work towards perfection

12. Detained after school - Don't join the rat race...
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Perspective matters

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