The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Hand in hand through thick and thin

When I feel sad and lonely, I feel that no one cares about me. During such times I feel like a burden to my friends and family. I feel like I am drowning, with no one around to help me. We expect people to see our pain, but that is not the right attitude.

Friday, 20 May, 2011, 12:00am


Do something about social problems

I am writing to express my concern about the recent family tragedies that took place in the city. The incidents have put family harmony under the spotlight. Such tragedies could have been prevented with intervention.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Count your blessings

Hongkongers live long, healthy lives and are generally financially secure.

Despite everything we have, our sense of well-being is often quite low.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Manage your time to include rest

We are not machines, but sometimes I think we pretend to ourselves we are.

In order to perform at our best, we need adequate rest. But a lot of my classmates go to sleep very late, and some of them choose not to sleep at all.

13 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Ensuring good health for all

According to Swiss law, anyone who has resided in the country for more than three months is required to have insurance for all basic healthcare services.

In Hong Kong, a lot of people don't realise how expensive healthcare is until they need it.

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Holidays - go your own way

After a year of hard work, how are you going to spend your precious holiday?

Holidays are a time to rest and enjoy, spend time with our friends and family and take a break from our busy lives.

Our family is planning to go to Portland in the United States. We are deciding whether to join a package tour or go on our own.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Share your feelings and be happy

When we were young, our parents told us not to cry - they wanted us to be brave when faced with a problem.

Although I used to shed tears over little things, as I grew up I realised that crying was childish.

But I also learned that when I'm sad, I shouldn't hide my emotions.

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

The agony of choice over school subjects

Am I the only person who gets confused about which class I should choose?

I like mathematics very much but I don't like science.

Everybody in my class knows I have a real block with science.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Happiness depends on how we live life

We received quite a number of responses on 'What makes you feel good'. Here is one that we wish to share with you: 'How it goes all depends on you, what you think, how you see things and how you handle them, and how you master life. I want to say no one and nothing can take away your happiness. It is you who can make yourself feel good.' We are responsible for our own happiness.

13 Oct 1999 - 12:00am