Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Exploration 6

In the speech Inner Peace and Human Rights my favorite line was "without inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstance." I like this quote because I think it has a good meaning. No one can be happy when they have a conflict with themselves first. It has to be settled and then you can truly be happy and peaceful. I find that true with anything. If countries or nations are at war, the people that make up the country will not be happy or undisturbed until everything is settled. The Dalai Lama won the peace prize in 1989 when he was dealing with Tibet and China having conflict.

My question was why did Burma change its name to Myanmar? I did some research on this topic and came up with that In 1989, the military officially changed the English version of the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar. They also made changes to the English versions of many other places in the country. Myanmar is the written name of the country, whereas Burma is the oral name. I found that many opposition groups and countries continue today to still use Burma because they don't want to recognize the ruling military government or any authority in that matter that have the power to rename the country. To read more about Burma continue on to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bm.html


3 comments:

  1. it's like you can't be happy when your stressed out. they just don't go together. good quote.

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  3. As state above, the people of Burma still use the orginal name shows that the governement it controling them and they want freedom from the govenment.

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