TED Talk Takeaways: Teresa Hsu – Wisdom for all ages

“We were very poor and took food from the earth like sweet potatoes and bamboo shoots. One day we were sitting down to a meal, one woman came with a child and said “We haven’t eaten for two days, please help us”. My mother took things from the table things that we were going to eat, gave it all to them and said to me, “We ate yesterday. They haven’t eaten for two days, they have more right to the food.”

That became Teresa Hsu’s guiding light all her life – to think of people that have lesser than we.

In life there are always problems. Solve the problems the best we can and accept the rest. Don’t think about the problems.  “Ha ha” is better than “sng sng” *(cry).

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