Recently, I am bogged down with very unpleasant experience with someone who thinks they are superior and smarter than others by literally and openly labelling someone as stupid. I am not sure if anyone agree with me, I categorized this as verbal harassment.
While many people will associate the word "stupid" and "smart" when describing a person, it is one of the word that we need to use with care. I work with some of the greatest production workers, they are not stupid. In fact, I think they are one of the few smartest people in the area that they are working at. I am amazed with their creativity handling difficult situation. Although sometimes, they made me panic, I still value them.
I would like to remind us to look at people around us, that they are not merely another person that helps you achieve your goals, but truly, a community member that worth caring for. Together, we can build a caring community!
The beauty and the not-so-beautiful part of life is that it brings you to a place that you never have expected or imagined before.
It maybe both blessing and torture but that is a part of life. This two years, I have lost and gains in many different ways. Some of these losses and gains, I never will know how to describe them but I knew they made me stronger and to know my priority and choices that I will make in my future.
I went back to the very origin of my belief that everyone should be blessed with the basic necessity for human, just to find out that the suffering has never ended and were more serious than what I thought. I am glad, however, that many works has been done in these areas to restore basic food and health to many developing and developed countries.
see with more clarity, that we need to bring more people to build a communities that can make a difference in providing the basic necessity in life and to revised the impact of our daily activities or tasks to the earth and human life. It is not enough just to focus on improving food safety; we need to build responsible and ethical communities that are actively engage in food issues such as food safety, food availability, food fraud and food sustainability.
These existence of such communities will enable interactive communications between consumers, food industries and the regulatory authorities that may facilitate development and implementation of food regulation, in addition to meet consumer needs.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.