Bill Gates poses a particularly pertinent question at the 3:54 mark: “Why hasn’t science gone after malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia – the modest number of things that would bring us health equity so that all children’s lives were treated as though they have equal value?”
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There is so much for us to discover; we don’t yet even know .0001% of what is knowable.
We haven’t imagined .0008% of what is doable. So quick, get busy.
THANK YOU, Chinese government. THANK YOU, CCP.
Someone anonymously sent me this jacket of Phoenix’s medical care, with a note telling me that the Welfare Center spent 20,000 RMB on medicine for Phoenix. Each of us has a choice, to either believe or disbelieve this photo. I choose to believe it is real. So again, THANK YOU, Chinese government. THANK YOU, CCP.
Now, in the case that it isn’t real, well, by publicly praising this action, we’re sending a clear signal to the government that this is what we would like more of. And it is, isn’t it?
This report was 30 years ago today. I remember 1984 quite well. We (the developed world) was already quite rich. This massive famine wasn’t because of a lack of resources, it was because of a lack of caring. My generation had the opportunity to live up to the dreams of all of our forefathers: A world where every child is fed, clothed, educated and loved. I’m sorry for our failure. Now it’s your turn. Yes, YOU! Don’t give me the “I’m only 20-something” line. I was 24 in 1984. I live with the shame of our failure every day. You can do better. But it’s a choice, your choice. Choose wisely.
对于他的死，我的内心很沉重，此外更多的是为他在世的时候所遭受的痛苦而难过。 在我照顾他期间，虽然他不能说话，但我看到他可以很清楚的表明自己拥有感情和情绪。 并且这就是我相信的为什么我们应该从Phoenix的一生中学习到的：所有人都需要有人来爱他。 对于Phoenix, 我感到荣幸并且永久的感激。 对于你们，可能有某个你每天擦身而过的人，需要你的帮助。不要错过这个机会，靠近他，关爱他。
It will soon be reported that my beloved Phoenix is dead, having passed away on April 14, 2014. The cause of death was certainly one of his chronic illnesses. Phoenix was unlucky right from the start. Born with physical and mental disabilities, nobody had much use for him. He lay prostrate on the ground just outside of DongMen in Shenzhen for four straight days. I know, because I too heartlessly passed over or around him before coming to my senses on the firth day, realizing that here was a human being in desperate need of love.
My heart is heavy for his passing, but even more so for the suffering that he endured while on this Earth. During my care for him, although he was mute, he clearly demonstrated that he had feelings and emotions. And this is what I believe that all of us should take away from Phoenix’s life: Everyone needs someone to love them. For Phoenix, that honor fell to me and for that, I am eternally grateful. For each of you, that person may be someone whom you are walking right past every single day. Don’t miss your chance – reach out and love them.
I am so thankful for the many thousands of well-wishes who took the time to write to me, as well as the untold millions who took the time to spread Phoenix’s story. And I long for the day when I can return to China, and live among the Chinese people whom I love, as I have done before. Xiexie
We know what to do. We’ve long known what to do. We simply haven’t had the Leaders willing to stand up and SACRIFICE to achieve it. Now, as a consequences, there will (only) be tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. I’m fearful that the number will hit seven figures (>1,000,000). Lets pray that I’m wrong.
The following graph is from this article: Containing Ebola: What it would take What it takes is more and better Leaders. This is a classic example of why Quixote University is necessary. If you want to sacrifice to create a better world, you can. And QU will help you to do so.