WuiT #041: Dieter Neumann (part 2)
Filed Under: Tourism.
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This week is the second part of our interview with Mr. Dieter Neumann; the topic is mainly focused on the development for Taiwanese tourism.
Here is a letter that Mr. Neumann passed on to us the following day of the interview; it is his views on Taiwanese health care. He asked us to present it for him, and it goes as follows:
My message to government and politicians:
The mandatory National Health Insurance and recently passed legislation to establish a retirement fund for employees at the expense of entrepreneurs is worth some praise, without much doubt, but do not let this be the beginning of copying the "cradle-to-grave" social care system that just now collapses in Germany after 125 years. Relieving people from performance pressure and self-responsibility will make them complacent and unfit for life. Do not lure them with false sentimentality; tell them the truth: Only the fear to fail keeps people alive and alert! Fear of existence and social pressure are the best guarantors for human efficiency! Sounds bitter- -but truth is like medicine; it MUST taste bitter, or it will not work! If you learn that from me, that only and nothing else, then I can pass away in peace, knowing that my 30 years of time on Taiwan were not wasted.
本週繼續是 Dieter Neumann 先生訪問的第二部份，話題集中在對台灣觀光產業發展的建議。
這裡有一份 Dieter Neumann 先生隔天寄給我們的信件，內容是他對保險制度的呼籲，他希望我們能放在他的介紹裡。