There is a saying that leopards do not change their spots. I have no way of confirming this, since I do not rear any leopards, but i believe this since this is the observations made by many wise people over the centuries.
Can a person change? or more specifically, can a person’s character change? Again, there is a Chinese saying that ” it is easier to change the mountains and rivers, than to change a person’s original character”. This is again a wisdom passed down from generations to generations.
Having siad all these, I do believe that our views do change even if our characters do not. Our views are shaped by learning, seeing, experience over the years, and our peers’s views.
Bt this change is normally a slow and subtle process.. There is rarely a 180 degree change…You do not become a dog lover from a dog hater over the night, nor a greedy person can change into a non-greedy person overnight.
This morning, I check my calender twice. No, it is April 25th not April Fool Day. No, Malaysian insider is not playing any tricks. The interview, as reported in today MI, must be true. I refer to the MI’s interview with the former Dentist MB of a State which is now under the Pakatan rule.
I will paraphrase some of the paragraphs of the article here:
—Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, who is known to be a champion of the “Malay unity” cause, is now urging the government to open up more of the economy to non-Malays.
The Selangor opposition leader, who had been critical of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) for appointing a non-Bumiputera to head PKNS last year, also wants more government jobs to be given to non-Malays.
Well, I hope this is one leopard that can change its spots ( maybe due to vote loss or trying to gain back power genetic engineering.) … for the sake of Malaysian unity and our posterity, i really hope that this leopard can change its spots… I also hope that other leopards can defy nature and change their spots , too, for the sake of Malaysians… I really hope that this change in spots is not due to plastic surgery artificial made-over with paints or new technology like photoshops…