There are no 'must-haves' in this world. Just think of the millions of people who are suffering every day. Their lives are threatened by war, famine or disease.Monday, 18 February, 2008, 12:00am
Life is too short to be too serious. If we are serious about everything, we will be unhappy.
It's important to treat different aspects of life with different levels of seriousness. Some things in life don't have to be serious at all.
I recently read a book that echoed these thoughts.12 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Can money buy happiness? Money can buy many things, such as clothes and books but not happiness.
Many people nowadays want more money. They think money can satisfy their needs.
They spend less time with their families and friends, and don't exercise or eat properly because they work long hours.14 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
That so many people have expressed outrage at the appalling treatment of dogs in China (letters, Sunday Morning Post, August 11) is laudable. That so few show concern at similar treatment inflicted on other species is not.
It is inconsistent to deplore the cruelty inflicted on 'domestic' animals while ignoring the daily suffering of the billions raised for consumption.18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Recent earthquakes in Taiwan, China, India and some parts of the United States have caused tremendous suffering.
The frequency of our hearing the word earthquake has perhaps deadened our response to the suffering caused by natural disasters.
Perhaps we have no reaction to these events because we are neither victims nor witnesses.10 Jun 2001 - 12:00am