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Some thoughts about family (and how it shapes who we are...)

Few points that I and my group mate of Feng Yi Liang's workshop jotted these down after the fruitful talk by him at Chung Ling High School. This was his first talk in Penang for 2017.

1. No man is an island (John Donne, 1624), every human being needs another human being to survive because we get love, respect, dignity from relationship.
2. Palliative needs care but care doesn't need to wait until palliative moment. Words such as "I love you", "I am sorry", "Thank you" do not have to be kept until that moment.
3. There are 4 unseen elements behind every individual: relationship, power, responsibility and family of origin.
4. A child can belong to father, mother, parents, other significant other, thing or self.
5. Everyone is balancing between love and freedom. Too much love is suffocating while too much freedom causes anxiety.
6. The more flexibility and freedom there is between family members, the easier responsibility is divided. There are usual…