Friday, 27 September 2013

b.Strategy - The Magic Flu

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease (flu). Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in Southern China caused an eventual 8,273 cases and 775 deaths reported in multiple countries with the majority of cases in Hong Kong (9.6% fatality rate) according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Within weeks, SARS spread from Hong Kong to infect individuals in 37 countries in early 2003.

During that time, all airports were closed to persons with high fever and eventually the disease was extinguished. SARS had a brilliant, but short life history.

Different humans have different strategies to life. Many like to rush about life and try to achieve as much as possible. But, sadly, such individuals later developed poor health and stopped abruptly their ambitions. People like Yue Fei, Steve Jobs and Genghis Khan.

I would like to re-enact my theory of man:   The length of man is fixed, i.e., a man's life is like a fixed length candle, you can choose to lit brightly, everyone will notice you, but you will burn more fuel and have a much shortened life. If instead you choose to burn it slowly, your life will lack luster and no one will ever notice your existence. But, you will have extremely long life.

Same thing for flu viruses, if a flu virus is vicious, it goes around killing every host it contacts, very soon the hosts will gang-up together and remove that vicious virus. If the virus is weaker, can easily be removed by medical treatment and it doesn't kill its host, chances are that the host is willing to tolerate some level of the viral infection. Such co-existence will ensure the survival of the virus strain.

In the Yue Fei's story, Yue Fei didn't know that his boss only wants to stay boss, but, yet Yue fei insisted on saving the boss' fathers from the Manchurians. If this is ever allowed to happen, the boss' captured fathers would return and retake the throne from the boss. How can the current boss' future be threathened by Yue Fei? Hence, Yue Fei was brought to death. Thus, ended his lustrous, but very short life. His enemies were many, fast and furious.  

In the Genghis Khan's story, Genghis Khan is a person who remembered who has wronged him. He went on to kill every one that opposed him in the path. He and his son then only managed to rule the Yuen empire for a very short time. His enemies were many, fast and furious.  

In the Steve Jobs' story, Steve was a perfectionist which is very good for the business but very bad for his health. He attended every single detail to perfection, he worked very long hours and had very little sleep. He got cancer and died very young. More than one-third of his life was lobed off. His enemies were many, fast and furious.  

To sum, we have to behave like the most successful virus: Not be too vicious. A virus has to a certain extent be vicious, i.e., it must be able to break down the host's defence system, procreate and spread. Yet, at the same time, it can be contained using some strong medication. Somehow, we must be like dandelion (蒲公英), cheap, easy to grow, very deeply rooted, fast to spread and extremely hard to kill. Yet, it never grows tall, in fact it just lies very flat on the ground, readily to be trampled upon. No shame at that.

Don't learn from wisdom of man, learn from nature and tengri. Nature is billions of years old, it is infinitely wiser than man.

As a fresh immigrant, do the same. You will be given a chance to really fight another day.

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