Sunday, October 8, 2006

Stories about uncommon common people of Thailand

As I start to get into the hang of writing for this blog, I've come to realize somewhere along the way that history didn't need to be just stories about the big and famous, leaders of of the nation, or important events. Records of common happenings might just as well reveal a lot about a culture's pysche.

This story linked and quoted below from Bangkok Post, is for a friend of mine who reads my blog on and off. I hope he's reading this one.

Life-giving library
Why would a young, successful businessman feel empty and suicidal after reaping a profit of more than 10 million baht from his direct-sales business? And what did he do with that money?

He sought solace in the Lord Buddha's dharma, or teachings.