卖命/Selling your life – A Singaporean in Australia

The below are extracts/reflections to an article from 15 August 2012.

His Key Performance Indicators

  • ‘My standard, sleep before 10pm at least 4 days a week.’ [I recall a Chinese/Mandarin Channel 8 programme where this medical professional proposed for the celebrity audience to sleep at 930pm. This was met with laughter…]
  • ‘My standard, you should cook at least 4 days a week.’

He ends with: ‘Life is precious, don’t sell it’; implicitly to generally limit work to 8 hours a day. This involves nevertheless a radical change in priorities, and become like Chinese philosophers Lao Zi (老子) and Zhuang Zi (莊子)?

Side note:

Lu Xun (鲁迅), the famed modern Chinese author, said of Laozi’s main work Daodejing (道德经):  “不读《道德经》一书,不知中国文化,不知人生真谛。” [From SINA blog dated 28 Feb 2016]

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