Today I have learned;
- That the old saying “if you can’t beat them, join them” seems a bit archaic in current headlines. Perhaps “if you can’t beat them, let them join you” might be more appropriate.
(in reference to India incorporating bandits in the Uttar Bradesh Region into the government for peace making during the 1970’s, and recently the Afghanistan government offering key members of Al qaeda positions in government to end the conflict) http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140128-indias-pure-wicked-wilderness
- There is a difference between something being difficult or troublesome, and something being just different or new. Sometimes accepting differences in culture, political views or faith makes them less difficult to overcome.
- It only takes one person to start a revolution.
(in reference to the reintroduction of Cambodian traditional dancing by a single, strong willed, woman following the end of the Khmer Rouge in 1979)
- The scale of the impact that Constantine’s snappy conversion to Christianity in 312 AD would have in shaping the Western world for the next 1700 years.
- Finally that Khmer language is actually pretty straight forward in its structure, just a bugger to pronounce! Sok s’bai dtey!