I view passion as a type of love–a strong love. And I define loving as learning. I don’t think you can truly love something if you can’t learn and grow from it. The word ‘passion’ derives from its Latin root ‘passio-’ which entails suffering and enduring. You know you’re passionate about something when you love it so much that you’re voluntarily committing yourself to endure hours of learning and struggle.
Oh my god.
IT’S WISHBONE! MY CHILDHOOD!
classic literature and little doges in costumes
DO DODO DO DO DOOOOO WHAT’S THE STORY WISHBONE
Sad but true: My juniors, who are a mere six years younger than I am, had no idea who or what Wishbone was when I made a reference to the show when we read “Rip Van Winkle.”
A little part of my heart died that day.
Asked if they would favor a declaration of independence if it caused China to attack Taiwan, nearly 30 percent said “yes,” while nearly 60 percent said “no.”
However, if a declaration of independence would not cause China to attack, 70 percent would favor it, while 20 percent would not.
“Bilateral relations between China and Taiwan are growing stronger, but most Taiwanese feel low affinity with China,” Niou said.
While there remains a significant difference between Taiwan and China’s political, economic and social conditions, 77 percent opposed unification and 14 percent were in favor.
However, if there were little difference in conditions between Taiwan and China, 33 percent would support unification, with 58 percent opposed.
No matter how things may change — or not change — 53 percent think unification is inevitable, while 32 percent think Taiwan will become independent."
conclusions by Duke University political science professor Emerson Niou, from a new analysis of polling data sourced by the Election Study Center of Taiwan’s National Chengchi University last year, with Niou as the principal investigator, in a presentation to the Center for Strategic Studies in Washington.
That 53% is potentially worrisome. It might reflect Taiwanese fatalism (born of being constantly colonised over the last 400 years) or it might suggest that many Taiwanese see Taiwan as boxing itself politically and economically into a corner it can’t escape from.