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What hurts me most arises not from site clearance by the police, nor frenzy aggression of protesters, nor casualties, nor statements by Government and the occupy-central-trio in response …..
What hurts me most …. is when friends take opposing sides, leading to heated arguments, cross-sword challenges, ending in complete breakup of friendship ….
I believe we have all witnessed such hurtful experience around us.
True democracy is not restricted to one voice, one party. In the midst of one hundred different voices expressed by one hundred persons, harmony can still be struck.
I long to see “mutual respect” ….
Rather than “inflicting injuries cultural-revolution-style, with verbal abuse of malicious swearing” …..
Rather than “I am not giving way, I don’t care if we are no longer friends” …..
Rather than “withdrawing from the communal group, or dissolving the communal group”.
Among friends and relatives,
There always will be different voices, dissimilar view points ….
Let us learn how to hold onto our own convictions ….
While co-existing with our opponents under one roof.
Please say to your opponent, “It’s OK, I respect you!”
Please say to your opponent, “It’s OK, we are still friends!”
And finally, please wear a smile and shake hands with your opponent.
People of Hong Kong, we are a family ….
Whether we will again split, and tear each other apart ….
Depends on our embracing or otherwise the value of “respect and co-existence”.
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— 在銅鑼灣 Causeway Bay