作者: Sleepless on September 18, 1999 at 06:51:23:
加入以下討論: 9/16自由時報─格格挨告 作者是 愛永 on September 16, 1999 at 15:50:14:
The accidents in China involving the allegation of the show "The Pearl Princess" were very unfortunate. When things like that happen, it is not surprising that the victims and their family would first lay blame on the media, producer, screenwriter and a whole parade of other people but themselves. Very often than not, greed is their motive and money is the real thing they are after. Some legal personnel might even consider that a well-intentioned character like "Little Swallow" is entirely irrelevant to where the blame for accident lies. Instigated by those hungry attorneys and dramatized by ignorant parents, the legal challenge begins, though it might seem to me that there is no reasonable basis for the cause.
It is a hard but true fact that once a product is offered to the public, whether it is a show, a service or merchandise, it is immediately subject to certain inherent liabilities. For the production of a TV show or program, factors such as the content of the show, viewer's age, educational level, cultural background and air time can never be overlooked. It is also necessary to heed to the guidelines and regulations set forth by the governing authorities, if there are any, due to the fact that standards for the well-being of the public could be held higher in one country than the other. Even with the consideration of all these possibilities, no one can guarantee that unfortunate incidents will not occur. However, Auntie Chyong Yau should have many valid defenses against the absurd allegations, for an accident like that can never be reasonably expected and predicted, moreover, it may be difficult to establish what is the direct cause of the accident.
I agree with you that parents should take the primary responsibility for the proper guidance of their children. Young children tend to imitate things without knowing the consequences of their actions. In their innocent world they often misuse things or misconstrue the facts, and that's how they explore the world. Purging a good show like "The Pearl Princess" is definitely no solution for raising a healthy child. What the child needs is not restriction or overprotection but guidance and freedom. Needless to say, "The Pearl Princess" is prevailed with good values and substance, and its positive influence on millions of people can never be underestimated.
Author Peter Lorie says well in his book Wonder Child: "It is as though a child is standing at a door and beyond the door there is a magic that responds to the child's wonder, that answers it and gives back more than the child needs." I hope those alleging parents will grip with the enlightenment and guide their children beyond the gated door which will eventually lead the children to a successful adulthood with high self-esteem and healthy personalities.
To: ET Princess
The article you posted on 9/11/99 about "A Light Rain Afternoon" was a very exquisite essay. In fact, I enjoyed reading both articles.
You are affectionate towards everything around you because there is a precious innocence in you. Even in a dull, drizzling afternoon, the emotion that evoked inside you has colored your day and brightened your mood. Yes, sometimes we need to slow our pace, feel the afternoon rain and enjoy the autumn mist. We might be surprised at the different feeling that we experience and find a new definition of ourselves.
Hello to my chums: Four Seasons and Tina
The weather has been gorgeous this past week. Maybe I can say goodby to the summer! Miss you two.