Reading, traveling, public debate, relationship, family, work, social network and online games have one thing in common, in which we're looking for a sense of belonging and identity.
Being convinced is not a big deal. Not being accepted doesn't mean you’re wrong.
We all stand at one side of the libra in emotions, reasons and the law.
Absence of the death penalty, legal marijuana and prostitution, gay marriage, nuclear power, inflation, salary reduction, even Taiwan's movement towards democracy and independence, are not mere yes-no questions as we thought.
If we were in a harmonious and peaceful, wonderful "Utopia", then we wouldn't have a debate on the death penalty, marijuana, and prostitution.
Gay couples and rainbow-families, even if the whole world is against them, they're always there;
In order to keep a balance between environmental and economic development, we must figure out what we're fighting for, the interests of the international enterprise and the government, or the people's happiness, comfortable life and health.
Life is not perfect. It never will be. Neither are our values.
So we have to fight for our ideas, in the war of words, even at the protest on the streets.
To find new ideas and information in reading and traveling, we also think about the debate geared towards different points of view,
In a relationship, family and career, we find the sweetest burden and our own place,
In social networking sites and online games, we can easily get some satisfaction and sense of accomplishment,
After all, as a warrior in MMORPG, I only focus on dealing and taking damages,
As long as I can survive from the battle, my raid members don't mind my own business.
I am really happy that we have discussed these issues in recent years, even though most of the time our opinions are not the same.
But we have already started thinking, having an attempt to explore the deeper part from the surface,
Trying to get rid of the concept of the past , trying to question the experts , the authority, and the government's remarks,
We're trying to control our emotions and listen to each other.
So we find the loss caused by unequal information, and the nasty truth hidden beneath harmonious society.
We also found out that those pious people who hold high the banner of justice, are talking nonsense, enormous and misleading lies.
Then we finally understand that sometimes life is cheap and funerals are free.
Actually we've been told life is priceless, but still we don't care that there are children starving to death every day and in some places, there are no street lights; many people are killed by accident at night.
If measured by money, life can be really cheap.
Thus, the death penalty is actually a double-blade sword, there is no follow-up process, and the families of the victims have no more reasons to complain or ask for help.
When the government acts at its discretion, death penalty seems really ruthless.
They kill the prisoners, pay some money to the families of the victims, and put an end to the case.
Another example, in Nigeria, when some people were killed in an accident, the victim’s families were only paid a few hundred dollars. What an incredible deal !
The existence of the death penalty is really not so important.
More importantly, is the needs of victim’s families and social perception.
The jury system may not solve all problems, but at least people have a chance to interfere with the operation of the state apparatuses.
However, no one has the time to promote the jury system yet. There is always something new to be discussed, isn't there?
If we only talk about whether the criminals should be put to death or not, and how much we spend each year for the jail to arouse public opinion.
It would be a pity that we're losing the chance to make things better.
When we become irrational and moving in the wrong direction,
All our effort and capabilities will only accelerate the destruction.
Those hot issues, in fact, are nothing but "we deserve a better life".
What the people really need is just this little happiness.
We want a convenient city, a job with reasonable salary.
We want a safe, healthy, green environment.
We want the protection of life and property.
We want the protection of life and property.
We want provision made for the aged till their death, the adults given employment and the young enabled to grow up under a fine social welfare system.
We want freedom of exchanging information and expressing our ideas.
We want to be equal in dignity and rights.
We want a warm and cozy house with our family members.
A truly democratic and independent country is built up not only from words, but also by actions.
Step by step, we can gradually make our homeland a better place which is called
Formosa or Taiwan.
I believe that we can, and we're already on our way.