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Thread: Take One Step Back, There is a Great Sky and Plain

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    Sometimes, you just have to take a stand and fight because if you don't, people will walk all over you and take command of your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    I'm pretty sure that saying teaches us to look at the big picture. It doesn't tell us to punk out of any confrontation like most Asians do.

    This is what I don't get about Asians. Many of our ancestors were warriors, yet the majority of their descendents today are looking for any excuse, including misinterpreting their ancestors' teachings, to be a pussy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Wo Xing View Post
    Fully agree w/Candide. Taking in a view of the big picture doesn't mean being a pussy.
    Can you two be more specific on which asians are being pussy? There are are lot of different asian ethnicities. Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, ect... Even for each nationality, there are a lot of different ethnics. For example, the Teochew, cantonese, shanghainese, Beijinger, manchurian, tibetan, ect... are all chinese but they are not the same. From what I see, asians bully each other pretty badly too. Some ethnic asians tend to think they are more superior than other ethnic asians.

    Anyway, I disagree with you two. I think back away from problems is being wise than pussy. Usually, those punks are useless piece of siht. It's not worth it to put ourself down to their level.

    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    TC, I think you use the wrong phrase. You should have use the 1st phrase instead.

    忍一時風平浪淨

    'Bear it for a while, the wind and wave will become calm'.

    This phrase is closer to your meaning than the 2nd phrase.

    退一步海闊天空

    I think the whole phrase just means 'don't let your anger get into you and start a fight'.
    I use the right phrase that is 退一步海闊天空.
    Your first phrase is not bad either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trien Chieu View Post
    Can you two be more specific on which asians are being pussy? There are are lot of different asian ethnicities. Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, ect... Even for each nationality, there are a lot of different ethnics. For example, the Teochew, cantonese, shanghainese, Beijinger, manchurian, tibetan, ect... are all chinese but they are not the same. From what I see, asians bully each other pretty badly too. Some ethnic asians tend to think they are more superior than other ethnic asians.
    All of them, especially the Teochew.

    Anyway, I disagree with you two. I think back away from problems is being wise than pussy. Usually, those punks are useless piece of siht. It's not worth it to put ourself down to their level.
    Since we're into fancy old sayings in this thread, have you ever heard of "making a virtue of necessity"?

    It's not particularly admirable.
    "Anything you can't say NO to is your MASTER, and you are its SLAVE."

    "I disapprove of what I say, but I will defend to the death my right to say it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    All of them, especially the Teochew.
    You wish!!
    Check this out.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teochew_people
    http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Teochew_people
    Despite Teochew people are being a small minority in China and worldwide, we have very high rate of success everywhere we go.
    Last edited by Trien Chieu; 09-29-10 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trien Chieu View Post
    You wish!!
    Check this out.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teochew_people
    http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Teochew_people
    Despite Teochew people are being a small minority in China and worldwide, we have very high rate of success everywhere we go.
    this must have been written by a Teochew person.
    o wilku mowa...♪

    The only thing I need to know is that I don't know anything.

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    Having a little bit of money doesn't make you less of a pussy. In fact, the biggest pussies among Asians are the well-to-do Asian yuppies.
    "Anything you can't say NO to is your MASTER, and you are its SLAVE."

    "I disapprove of what I say, but I will defend to the death my right to say it."

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    I think that applies to yuppies in general. But maybe that's just my own prejudice.
    Because I'm somewhere in between,
    My love and my agony.

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    退一步海闊天空 means that you can't see the whole situation when you are in the middle of it. The example I always use is that when you are inside a forest, you can only see a few trees, but when you step out of it, you can see the whole forest.
    我停在原处也许就是为了让大家在累的时候,有个可以回头休息的地方。

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    Quote Originally Posted by xJadedx View Post
    I think that applies to yuppies in general. But maybe that's just my own prejudice.
    Oh that's definitely true, it's not an Asian thing, but the topic was about Asians.
    "Anything you can't say NO to is your MASTER, and you are its SLAVE."

    "I disapprove of what I say, but I will defend to the death my right to say it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    but the topic was about Asians.
    What topic here isn't.
    Because I'm somewhere in between,
    My love and my agony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridaythe13th View Post
    退一步海闊天空 means that you can't see the whole situation when you are in the middle of it. The example I always use is that when you are inside a forest, you can only see a few trees, but when you step out of it, you can see the whole forest.
    Nah....
    It means "Mind your own business and stay out of trouble. Someone else will deal with the injustice ".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucre View Post
    this must have been written by a Teochew person.
    Do some research, truth will be found.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    Having a little bit of money doesn't make you less of a pussy. In fact, the biggest pussies among Asians are the well-to-do Asian yuppies.
    Any proof to this??
    Last edited by Trien Chieu; 01-15-11 at 01:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trien Chieu View Post
    Nah....
    It means "Mind your own business and stay out of trouble. Someone else will deal with the injustice ".
    Selfishness is not one of the virtues that the ancient chinese expound. So, I doubt the phrase meant that.
    什麼是朋友?朋友永遠是在你犯下不可原諒錯誤的時候,仍舊站在你那邊的笨蛋。~ 王亞瑟

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trien Chieu View Post
    Any proof to this??
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...y_sleazy_.html

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    When need to, let the other person wins. Unless it will bring harm to the person or you or both.
    So, taking a step back ethically is good advice.

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    Let me get this straight. This whole thread is basically about whether or not we should start a fight? Am I right or a long way off?
    我停在原处也许就是为了让大家在累的时候,有个可以回头休息的地方。

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridaythe13th View Post
    Let me get this straight. This whole thread is basically about whether or not we should start a fight? Am I right or a long way off?
    lol is this sarcasm?

    I like it!
    What can I say? I'm still standing! No weapon against me shall prosper! I am more than a conqueror!!!

    I don't care to sit by the window on an airplane. If I can't control it, why look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeej View Post
    When need to, let the other person wins. Unless it will bring harm to the person or you or both.
    So, taking a step back ethically is good advice.
    I don't see the logic in that. Why is it ethically good advice to take a step back?

    I think you should never take a step back unless you have to (or forced to). Meaning that there will be even greater consequences if you stubbornly pursue your original intention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafu3721 View Post
    I don't see the logic in that. Why is it ethically good advice to take a step back?
    To avoid problem.

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