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Road to redefinition 2015-05-25 09:53:43
Self-expression was the worst nightmare which frightened me for years . It was liked a fierce predator to me when I was applying for a job , hosting a meeting , or briefing superior for my project . It was always at top of the list if there was one thing i would like to get rid of . But now it’s not the “Toruk” , the last shadow, to me anymore , we bond to each other just like Jack did to the Toruk in the movie “Avatar”. How can we do that ? As far as I can tell ,the answer can be divided into three components , a need , a plan and a institute.

Need is what I want to talk about first. Need is a situation when something is necessary or must be done. Need is everywhere. Learning , eating, world peace and so on. But what if it is something we don’t need ? For example monks have no hair ,so monks don’t need hairbrush. Does that mean monks really don’t need hairbrush ? The answer is No. Need can be wanted . It depends on whether or not to want it . As a civil servant , we all have our own specialty .When we deal with something that might not belong to our specialty , most of time we probably will slam the door and say “No, not my jurisdiction . It is what it is “. Does this sequence sounds familiar to you ? Have we never tried to understand ? Is it because we don’t need to understand ? No , that’s because we don’t want to. Let’s do some experience trying to reverse the sequence to see the different outcome . If we want something , we will try to understand it . Then we might find a new thing that is exactly what we need. Amazing , isn’t it ? We can create our own need by just asking our self what is it you want ? I need what i want .That is all i have to say about the need. What’s next ? To fulfill the need , a plan is needed.

Plan probably is the most fun part among all of component . It is the only component we can control. We can add , modify , and even delete our own plan as long as you like it. It reminds me when I was a kid , there was bookstore , two blocks away from my home, selling a book with picture puzzles which caused me 5 NT dollar perhaps . For i could finish the pictures in order to get the toys , i had to spend another 3 NT dollars buying 3 to 5 puzzle pieces which were sealed inside a paper bag . Anyway the trick is there always have one and only piece , which i used to call it “a mystery”, buried among a bunch of bags. To minimize costs, me and my friends had to find a way to lock down the right bag without opening it or getting notice by the owner who always hated kids. The funny thing is that i really don’t remember did we get the toy or not eventually or what is the plan ? I just know that I was having a good time of making all those plans. Plan forces us to think . When we need something , we plan for it . When plan doesn’t go well , we search for the solution . An institute is the place to go .

An institute is a place where you might find out the answer you need here. It represents resource, solution , even cure. But it doesn’t stand for guarantee , promise , or assurance. What does that suppose to mean ? For example . We look it up in the dictionary when we need to know the meaning of a vocabulary. Bring a dictionary won’t make us a linguist , unless you want to become one .We won’t wander around Disney Land expecting that happy thought will bump into you ,well, maybe Mickey Mouse will . For someone need to be rescued, he can call the Fire department ; For someone who want to know the exactly location of his land property , he can contact with local land office . Institute is not just some particular building or facility where normal person can come out the Captain American after they walk in . It only helps volunteer who has a goal to pursue and willing to devote their time to learning , being trained , and so on . For the need we want , we make the plan for it ; For the plan , we find the proper institute as a ally to accomplish it.

The three components which i just talked is a method i realize recently .That’s now the principal how i do thing .That’s really help a lot . But how do i find it ? What if I tell you that all of the idea which i just talked about come from an English course .Would that be surprising ? A survey showed that over than 70% of people had the experience that you go out buying some goods but coming home with totally difference ones . It is hard to deny that this kind of situation happens again and again .It happened on me again when I was taking part in English course which conducted by “Tainan Civil Service Development Institute” . It was a course about pronunciation. It showed me a method for being prepared anytime and for how do we find the resource we need . And I think the method is well suited to my self –expression .Beside that , i can apply it almost everywhere whether to my job or private life. To be honest, I have never thought about that I could find a way to do the self-expression properly which had frightened me for a long time . Anyway i did , I am and I will continue . Right now, i need my English to be good . I also have a plan that applying my English from practice to practical usage . Thus, I have to take part in all kind of learning program as much as possible . The most important of all, i have the institute which offer a variety of tremendous courses for the employee of Tainan City Government to learn .Come to find the Tainan Civil Service Development Institute and have some training . Thus, you might find yourself a whole new person you have never seen before .