Insights from a Job Interview

Song Chenguang

PureInsight | November 24, 2008

[] One day, I saw an advertisement in a Chinese newspaper for a position for a Chinese medicine doctor, so I went for an interview. The owner of the clinic looked over my work experience and asked me, "My head and neck are sore right now, can you treat me?" I worked on his head and neck for over ten minutes and asked him how he felt. He moved his head thoroughly and said, "The pain is gone." I looked at him, waiting for his hiring decision.

Then he said, "You won't meet our requirements. If you want to work here, you must be trained." I didn't understand. He explained, "You mustn't cure the patients' illnesses in one shot, because if you do, they will not come back. I'm running a business that needs our customers to come back, otherwise I would lose our income. Therefore, you have to let them feel the difference after you treat them, but you cannot cure them right away."

I was shocked. Human moral values are deteriorating daily, and people's morality is not what it used to be. How could I make such shameful money? I withdrew my application.

I thought of Falun Gong and its practitioners. They not only have obtained good health after practicing and saved a great deal of medical expenses for the Chinese government, but also are following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to conduct themselves in every moment and under any circumstances. Their morality is ascending and they have become selfless people. If everybody can do this, then what a wonderful world it would be! Through this experience, I felt wholeheartedly that humans need Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and a life needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

September 24, 2008

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