Modern China; How do we co-exist with the chaos? Michael Sylvester

keep calm.jpgThe poster shown here is from the British Ministry of Information for use during World War II, should Germany ever invade.  There were a few other versions that were placed all over the UK at the start of the war -- but this was one never used.

Yet, a message about how to deal with an unknown and chaotic world still rings true today as much as it did in 1945.  And it is still how we co-exist with chaos. Whether we are riding out an economic crisis, a possible EU meltdown, or the rise of an Asia rejoining the world after a few hundred years of isolation -- the lesson is the same. Keep Calm and Carry On.

And for any of you that may have read around a bit here on Flaming Hoops, we have noted that it is much less chaotic here than one might think -- but it is different.  And it is those differences that we all have to deal with now.

Having been here for a decade, I stand firm on the idea that the misunderstandings about the day in and day out life of people is not so different here than anywhere else.

We are all, everywhere, trying to get our kids to school every morning -- trying to save a bit of money when we are able -- wanting to be rewarded for our hard work -- battling through taking care of our aging parents -- trying to figure out what the hell our elected (or not elected) leaders are up to...

Keep Calm and Carry On...  Do we really have any other choice?