Only Me and Me


Time flies

A friend of mine once told me that "Everything in the world has a price. There is no such thing as ‘Not For Sale’". It’s just the price ain’t right."
It’s kinda bad that I didn’t believe him at that time. 
And it’s even worse that he is actually right.
Yesterday we chatted on the phone and he asked me again: "Do you believe me now?"
I laughed and said: "Enjoy your time in China."

12 responses to “Time flies

  1. Ting July 23, 2007 at 1:41 am

    I would pretty much like to say: everything in this world has its own value 🙂
    btw: seems sth terrible happened arround

  2. Mira July 23, 2007 at 2:27 am

    Price refers to the supply and demand theory. BUT still there is sth priceless, such as parents\’ love to their kid(s).

  3. Elf July 23, 2007 at 6:00 am

    My first thought is in consistent with Ting. However, I thought later that it may be more direct to ask "does every heart has a price ". Since the price is offered and accepted by people, they must have made trade-offs in heart.  When the heart is defeated by money in the competition, then, everything has a price. Nevertheless, if luckily, your beheld something is strong enough to defend itself, the deal would not exist, whatever the price. Many examples can be found in history though few nowadays, which is sad. 
    BTW,  cheer up, Yuan yuan. We may not have the power to change sth, but we can hold on to what we think/believe to be right.

  4. Ting July 23, 2007 at 7:05 am

    Thx Smiling-Elf, I can\’t agree u more on this point, and also wanna explain sth more here: Everything has its own value, that is by nature law. And the value is measured by price, which is created by human. There\’s something that we can make some trade-offs, however, there\’s something which can not. If unfortunately, u did so, I\’m sorry to say that u trade ur soul to evil.

  5. Shuang July 23, 2007 at 8:32 am

    it is worse that it could be right. the worst is you really believe it…..

  6. Luna July 23, 2007 at 9:09 am

    I think the price you mean here is  not just money.

  7. 小狗儿 July 23, 2007 at 11:44 am


  8. miaomiao July 23, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    or u should say, whatever u gain, u have to pay for it. 

  9. QQ July 23, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    呵呵,有空就回来看看吧。 我周末又去了一趟 stanford,后面有 dish 的那座山,没我想象的漂亮,呵呵。 

  10. Yi July 23, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I would say, there is no free meal in this world, everything has a price
    But the price we paid is not neccesarrily money, time and efforts are other forms of price
    Nothing is really free, even love or friendship, we need to invest to gain or to maintain, but again, it is not all about money, I would think it is dedication that matters, literally how much resources you dedicate to the matter, especially scarse resources, for somone, it might be money, for others, it might be time, patience, or accomondation. 
    Life is all about trade-offs. Money is only one of the trading currencies but definately not all of them. 

  11. Demon July 24, 2007 at 1:24 am

    Wow, 呵呵,没想到有不少回复。通常我用英语写的self-reflection都很少有人愿意看,so, kinda unexpected.
    Anyway, 谢谢大家。我同意的,或不同意的,心里知道就好,不一一回复了,: )
    P.S. Kristen: 那个地方叫Jasper Ridge,我当时做research的时候,去过那里几次,research idea就是在第一次field trip的时候定下来的,所以不许小看,: ) 

  12. Joan July 25, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    It\’s true.

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