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Giving (a 3-minute Thai commercial you'll really want to see)
True ^ | September 15, 2013 | TrueMoveH

Posted on 09/14/2013 5:34:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, "Giving," which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Other non-Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: compassion; thailand; truestory
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1 posted on 09/14/2013 5:34:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o
VIDEO HERE
2 posted on 09/14/2013 5:35:49 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

[~snif~]

Beautifully done. Of course there is a place for generosity and it is person to person. Direct services.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 5:43:25 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

100% agree. You don’t delegate compassion - especially to the politicians and bureaucrats.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 5:46:14 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: little jeremiah; Black Agnes; Tax-chick; trisham; ReformationFan; boatbums; metmom; ...

You might like this.


5 posted on 09/14/2013 5:49:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The second post is just an image.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 5:50:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Powerful.

I would never in a million years remember it was an ad for a telecomm company, but it’s a great a video in broader sense.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 5:51:02 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

amazing

I have been to Thailand and have many Thai friends. They are wonderful people.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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Oops, did I mess up that video link? It's here:

YOUTUBE VIDEO

9 posted on 09/14/2013 5:52:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: wastedyears
Oops, did I mess up that video link? (I've done that twice now, grrr...) It's here:

YOUTUBE VIDEO

10 posted on 09/14/2013 5:53:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Excellent


11 posted on 09/14/2013 5:54:20 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

But otherwise, excellent video.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 5:54:22 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

That was so beautiful. I cried. This is what true giving and caring is all about. It’s not about being compelled by a government at the risk of incarceration, it’s about love and trust.


13 posted on 09/14/2013 5:56:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Yes, it was a nice commercial. But the idiots who vote will think that hospitals should give all of their services for free. Just how is that doctor going to pay for that procedure he erased from that man’s bill? Unless the doc had the money to pay for it and did so.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 6:00:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Clay Walker - Chain Of Love
15 posted on 09/14/2013 6:00:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aquila48
... You don’t delegate compassion - especially to the politicians and bureaucrats.

Exactly. If the poor need something, compassionate people should provide it directly to them. A local government can even be involved as long as it is in the direct services side. If the poor need medical services, for example, there should be a local free clinic where they can go and directly get health care.

16 posted on 09/14/2013 6:02:04 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: rabidralph
Well, it's reportedly a true story. The framed pictures in the last seconds of the video show the real doctor. I'd guess he negotiated with all the other parties (the anesthesiologist, the other doctors, the X-ray technicians, the hospital billing dept) and got it all cleared away.

Tax write-off. Publicity gesture. Explain it any way you want. But isn't it wonderful that this shared recognition of what "humanity" is, stretches across all of humanity?

17 posted on 09/14/2013 6:09:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: don-o

You’ll like this!


18 posted on 09/14/2013 6:09:45 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

When you impulsively give to somebody who is in dire need, you don’t expect to be praised for it. At the time you feel that it’s just the right thing to do. But eventually it comes back to you. That’s how you get your blessings.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 6:12:55 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru; Mrs. Don-o
When you impulsively give to somebody who is in dire need, you don’t expect to be praised for it. At the time you feel that it’s just the right thing to do. But eventually it comes back to you. That’s how you get your blessings.

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Exactly right. "What goes around, comes around".

20 posted on 09/14/2013 6:14:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ramius

There are free clinics all over the USA where doctors freely volunteer their time and expertise to treat the indigent. And most of them are not run by the government, but by Christian and Jewish charities. But Obamacare is probably going to make them all illegal.


21 posted on 09/14/2013 6:17:04 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Ramius
Very true, Ramius.

As I said elsewhere, I think all charity should be in the hands of individuals, families, and churches, churches, churches --- and nonprofits, philanthropies, fraternal groups, professional associations, community groups, trade organizations, foundations, and anybody other than the government.

The government has despoiled the Church of her proper role in society; and in doing so, has forced, lured, or seduced a huge class of human beings into a degrading state of perpetual dependency.

The evils that follow are almost intractable, unless one envisions the collapse of society itself as a cleansing episode. Our society has deep infection: infected to the bone.

But this video, I think, shows that people know the real deal when they see it: the real deal that comes from a compassionate heart.

22 posted on 09/14/2013 6:17:14 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Incredibly beautiful. Many times people have no idea how the good they do change lives. It was beautiful to watch the good come back to this man.


23 posted on 09/14/2013 6:17:34 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Mrs. Don-o; rabidralph

My understanding of the story was that the doctor who “wrote off” the bill in fact paid it out of his pocket.

Why?

He was the little thief whom the sick man rescued, paid for the medicines for the boy’s mother and sent him home with a bag of vegetable soup.

Read the subtitles: “All expenses paid for 30 years ago with three packs of painkiller and a bag of vegetable soup. Best regards, Dr. Prajak Arunthong”


24 posted on 09/14/2013 6:18:16 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: BwanaNdege

That text begins at 2:06


25 posted on 09/14/2013 6:19:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: All

This is a reflection of the Thai/Buddhist culture.


26 posted on 09/14/2013 6:20:23 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Ask the MSM about Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Observe the subsequent blank stares.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Beautiful!


27 posted on 09/14/2013 6:20:51 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great video. Thanks for posting.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Very nice! Thank you, Joe!


29 posted on 09/14/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

This is nonsense. The noodle shop owner should have handed his soup and money over to a government official. Then the pharmacy owner should have handed the medicine to the government official. Then the kids mom could have died while the government official tried to figure out what to do.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 6:26:04 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: BwanaNdege; rabidralph
Yes, Bwana, you're right. I'm just saying that even if there were a somewhat more cynical or worldly explanation, that doesn't take away from the goodness at the heart of this video.

By the way, it's reportedly a true story. The framed pictures in the last few seconds of the video, show the real doctor.

31 posted on 09/14/2013 6:27:01 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " — Isaiah 41:6)
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To: rabidralph

well, lets not just enjoy this beautiful video, now shall we?

There are many doctors who do pro bono work all over the world.


32 posted on 09/14/2013 6:28:11 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oh my, somebody get me a tissue!


33 posted on 09/14/2013 6:29:02 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Mrs. Don-o

BTTT


34 posted on 09/14/2013 6:29:07 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thanks!

I saw this earlier in an email. Like many other Thai / SE Asia commercials like it, they all make vision blurry.

Seen these?

http://youtu.be/s2XLZsiCBsA

http://youtu.be/1BZmuz88KEY

http://youtu.be/dT6eVAtNoVw


35 posted on 09/14/2013 6:30:27 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
I'm glad to hear you say that. There was a bit of a hot discussion elsewhere in the Religion Forum about whether it was even possible for non-Christian people to do a good deed, or to do anything pleasing to God.

Tagline is God's answer!

36 posted on 09/14/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." -- -1 John 4:7)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Nice.


37 posted on 09/14/2013 6:44:38 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
There was a bit of a hot discussion elsewhere in the Religion Forum about whether it was even possible for non-Christian people to do a good deed...

A hot discussion? Anyone arguing against it (the aforementioned possibility) is a complete moron.

38 posted on 09/14/2013 6:49:29 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: wastedyears

aww, shoot! same for me-—


39 posted on 09/14/2013 6:51:51 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
39 posts and no one has said "Thailand?"

Now I'll go watch the video.

40 posted on 09/14/2013 6:53:56 PM PDT by reformed_dem
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To: James C. Bennett
Oh my goodness, very touching

{{{snif}}}

Those Thai people sure know how to pull the heart-strings!

41 posted on 09/14/2013 6:54:07 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." -- -1 John 4:7)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Yeah, they do. I have lived in Thailand before. Very nice people. Among the most polite and friendly people I’ve ever come across, and it definitely has a lot to do with the predominant Buddhist culture there.

Not to mention, a very beautiful place. The conventional tourist areas have all the failings of a dysfunctional cosmopolitan area with too many foreigners, though.


42 posted on 09/14/2013 6:59:36 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Well, some people have, perhaps, a god with no empathy. A god made out of antigod matter, I suppose.


43 posted on 09/14/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." -- -1 John 4:7)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oh, wow!


44 posted on 09/14/2013 7:13:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Consciously or subconsciously, the things we do are because they have a self-interest value, partly coded in genes (like how dogs vary in temperament with breed), partly enforced by a societal grouping that has provided survival advantage (compared to the lone-wolf alternative). A culture that fosters kindness is more likely to survive during times of hardship than one that doesn’t. Hence the reinforcement.

The bedouins are fanatically hospitable to strangers in the desert, for similar reasons. Reciprocity.

God is just a placemarker concept as far as I see, to give the above a descriptive form that one can pretend to relate to, or seek comfort in.


45 posted on 09/14/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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http://youtu.be/s2XLZsiCBsA

Tears in my eyes here.


46 posted on 09/14/2013 7:19:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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No, not a placemarker, James. You are speaking of God's ways, and His ways are "above our ways as the heavens are above the earth, and so are His thoughts above our thoughts."

Everything that God has communicated about Himself, he has had to teach by accommodation: that is, by adapting his message to our very limited ability to receive it.

I have been thinking a lot about this lately. May I tell you the gist of it?

I've been thinking that if a 4-year-old asked you "What is the sun?" you might respond, "It's a big ball of fire. When it comes up in the morning it gives us light, and heat, and the plants drink it in and it makes them alive. Then the sun goes down and you'll see it gets cold and dark."

Well, everything in that description is "wrong" in a literal sense: the sun is no ball of fire, which entails a rapid oxidative process; it's a thermonuclear hydrogen fusion reactor. And it doesn't come up in the morning, it's the earth that turns in relation to it... etc. etc.

And yet that's the only way you could have answered the 4-year-old's question, and it's over-all right, to the measure that the child has the capacity to receive it.

So everything we know about God, we know by virtue of His accommodation to us. It's all analogies. Analogies are not false, but when applied to God they are always more false than true, because God is infinite, and whatever we "capture" in an analogy, there is always an infinity that was not captured. No matter how large "n" may be,

Infinity - n = Infinity

The only way to grasp the whole of God, is by love, because love itself is infinite.

OK, now I've gone all mystical on ya. It's past my bedtime, I'll go sleep it off! G'night, James, and God bless you.

47 posted on 09/14/2013 7:34:56 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." -- -1 John 4:7)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Well I did enjoy it. Thank you. I was just saying that some of the comments I read on FB, where I first saw the video, the 47 percent were well represented.


48 posted on 09/14/2013 7:40:46 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Salvation; Mrs. Don-o
That was a Singaporean government advertisement advocating for strong filial relationships:

http://www.thinkfamily.sg/web/contents/MainContListStatic.asp?CatId=5

Building Resilient Families

The National Family Council was established in May 2006 to be a champion and advocate for the Singaporean family. We are passionate about anything and everything that makes Singapore a great place for our children to play and grow, for couples to establish homes, and for parents to enjoy their children and grandchildren.

This site is our way of sharing with you our views on issues relating to our families; let you know of any great events that you might enjoy and more importantly, an avenue to hear from you. Ultimately, the National Family Council is here to be a voice of the Singaporean family.

Your voice. Our voice.


Two more ads from the same organisation:

http://youtu.be/ybxNkpS5q-g

http://youtu.be/w4WygijMBUI

And Yasmin Ahmed's (the producer of the ads) behind-the-scenes extra on the Funeral ad:

http://youtu.be/niFhX4KtuaQ

Be sure to check them out!

49 posted on 09/14/2013 7:42:19 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Thank you so much for these Youtube links, James. Amazingly touching.


50 posted on 09/14/2013 7:53:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." -- -1 John 4:7)
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