The elders in our lives, including my parents, have been through all these different times. They have walked down paths that we have yet to set foot on. They know where the potholes are. They know what to expect, what’s important, and what’s trivial.
By any measure, Taiwan should have been the second-hardest-hit area of the coronavirus outbreak outside mainland China. Taiwan is less than 100 miles away from mainland China and receives an estimated 3 million mainland tourists annually. Furthermore, more than 1 million Taiwanese travel to mainland China each year. Yet this densely populated island of 23 million people has only 44 confirmed cases of the virus to date, and just one death so far.
Stories like Ayres’s remind us that whatever we have now doesn’t have to be “it.” We can do more, live more meaningful lives, and have a bigger impact in our circles as long as we keep trying, and never give up on our dreams.ence's attention...
WSJ op-ed: Happy Year of the Rat. Chinese New Year falls on Jan. 25, and the festivities traditionally last for 15 days, concluding with the lantern festival. So, my fellow Americans, you will have plenty of time to join me in celebrating. I invite you to appropriate my culture.