Sunday, July 23, 2006

Behind the name Nourishing Obscurity

The name came from an article on China, written in 2006, which quotes Deng Ziao Ping:

According to Deng Xiaoping, in order to eventually overcome, China should adopt the ancient maxim of "hiding brightness and nourishing obscurity," and Beijing adds, "to bide our time and build up our capabilities" and again - "to yield on small issues with the long term in mind."

I quite liked the idea of remaining obscure, particularly in this day and age but it appears to be a misnomer in the case of this blog. Whilst I myself remain obscure, the blog is heading for a fall, taking on and castigating the high and mighty; it's just a question now for how long. :)

5 comments:

Devika said...

'Nourishing Obscurity' seemed an interesting name to me...

and when I came perhaps, it was saying of Ten Commandments of Blogging..

Reached this post today. Good to know the source and rationale of the name; and that the blog is still on its misson... :-)

Will visit often..

btw, just read the post "[misconstructions] server down and other goodies"

I do as you said in the comment setion :-). It was worthwhile to know your thoughts though...
see you more..
devika

James Higham said...

Thanks, Devika. We all do some of these things but I still thing it wasn't a bad idea to put forward some ideas to follow, cobbled together from what many experienced bloggers have said.

Devika said...

True..and that was definitely worthy to me..

thanks!
devika

JPT said...

I boycotted supermarkets for a whole year (2007), I did it but it was hard - they have things pretty sewn up.

James Higham said...

They do, JPT. If one doesn't buy there, where area all the corner shops at reasonable prices?