Wednesday, August 06, 2008

容納異議的胸懷

才剛說起跟narius叔叔雖然經常對事物看法各有不同,但意見不同完全無損友誼。當然可能有人說narius叔叔錢多得沒處花的也還罷了,老頭才不過是個一事無成的蛋散,意見被彈票自應哼也不哼...嘿嘿,難聽一點這正是小人之見。老頭固然只是一蛋散,但兼容他人意見正是求學的最基本態度。


昨日(2008年8月5日)信不信由你報上張五常轉載年紀比narius叔叔還要大一點的高斯(97歲)在芝加哥大學中國經濟發展論壇開幕詞。當看到引文後張五常說重點在其中幾句不禁有驚喜之感:英雄與狗熊所見略同。老頭手持字典跟引文大戰時絕對未見張五常所指重點,但對那幾句感覺如一。說起來張五常真不是東西!什麼叫「在《信報》發表用不著翻譯了」?如此一大段英文豈非欺負老頭這種不會英文的讀者、令人翻爛字典乎?

那幾句被視為重點者為:

"Of course, although we will learn a greal deal about what happened, it is not to be expected, although some things will be made clear, that there will be complete agreement in the views expressed - nor is it desirable that there should be. A subject in which everyone says the same thing is a dead subject and one which will not progress. Competition in the market for ideas is as valuable as in the martket for goods. The truth is found as a result of the clash of ideas. And it will be so at this conference."

不求勉強一致、單以各杼己見而感滿足是求學的基本態度,更是在上位者應有的胸襟。這「舉世認同」的道理卻在高舉「親疏有別」的香港無義政府眼中視為異端(那什麼親者親民、疏者疏民的教壞人中文更是他奶奶的),不亦悲乎?

4 comments:

  1. 我們的政府,愚者愚民嘛

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  2. Well said, Coarse. That's why we have forum, that's why we have discussion...

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  3. Roger, and that's why you see people suppressing other in the good old Chinese way in forum. Cheers.

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  4. 我們的政府只是向中央學習,不求高見,只要(政治)穩定。最容易的途徑,就是排除異己,沒有不同意見,即可避免紛爭,政局也因而穩定。當然,這只是掩耳盜鈴。

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