Amphur Mae Tang, Chiang Mai, 1999
I reject Mass Communication. I reject to be
overwhelmed by information and news
which have no meaning because of the lack
of relationship among information/news, the
sources and the receivers. I do not see the
importance of acknowledging all the news
out there which have nothing to do with me.
I reject the way certain information makes it
into news, information which does not
deserve to be news. Though knowledgeable
person becomes clever, a clever person
often brings sadness to himself. I believe in
communication among people in the same
group, among relatives and friends, people
who actually relate. I believe in the kind of
communication which does not need to be
knowledgeable but is the relation between
I reject globalization and feel sad about
the way prople accept this phenomenon.
They have been enslaved by trend. They
wholeheartedly believe in those fake images
and information forgetting one important
human nature-our conscience.
I reject the spreading of cultures, the way
that people from one part of the world
behave like their in the other. I believe in local
individuality, the differences in the way
of thinking and in behaviors, as well as
the diversity of local characteristics.
Globalization promotes the fact that
everybody in this world is the same.
However this is not nature of people and the
word. The balance comes from the dfferences
of the people and the environment. There is
not a place where everybody is hero, no
place where everybody is villain. If there is
no evil, there would not be virtue. If there is
no cultural and behavioral differences and
that everybody thinks and behaves in the
same way, people would probably stop to
be people. If I believed in globalization, I
would have believed that the world should
be governed by one government. I would
have also believed that everybody like the
same kind of food, the same kind of clothing
and the same kind of house. Yet, day for
some people is night for others; when the
sun is up in one half of the world, in the
other half people are in their sleep. How
could people be the same ?
I believe in locality I believe that Thai people
should have the way of thinking and culture
which are distinguished from the others.
Other peoples should remain the way they
used to be, which does not mean that one
is better or worse than the others. Every
place has its own special character. People
in different places are thus different.
I believe in Amphur Mae Tang, Chiang Mai.