When the direction of wind changes,”Let us build windmills, not walls”

A Chinese proverb says, “When the direction of wind changes, some build walls, some build windmills.”

In this period of change, I say: “Let us build windmills.”

Windmills that would ensure our efforts are sustainable. Windmills that would stand the test of time to benefit our future generations.

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to transform a nation.

To create a better future, we must first make the communities better. To make the communities better, we must make our children better; and to make our children better, we must make their education better.

The Chinese also have a saying: “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”

Education has always been dear to my heart, and I believe Education is the best gift we can provide for our future generations.

The Chinese say: “No matter how poor we may be, we should not be deprived of Education.”

With good quality education, we can build a great nation of sustained economic growth, abundant with opportunities. I hope all of us will take the opportunities given to us in good faith and plant the seeds for the future generations.

To again quote Confucius: “Within four seas, all men are brothers.”

Alone, we can do so little; together we can move mountains. With Togetherness, our children will grow up in a country where they can progress and excel.

With Togetherness, our children will thrive in a strong, globally competitive economy.

Diversity is powerful because it is the creator of exceptional value. The greater the diversity of ideas, the greater the quality of the solution.

Read all here in StarOnline, “Let us build windmills, not walls” By TAN SRI DR JEFFREY CHEAH

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