My kids and I have watched the animation movie - Kungfu Panda over and over again. Between my daughters and I, no one really knows who enjoy the film more. We just love the movie.
For me it is because of just one line from the film. In fact the key message of the film.
It's when Po, our hero (the giant panda), comes back to his father after failing to reveal the secret dragon scroll. When his father, unwittingly, tells Po that there were no secrets to his “secret ingredient soup.” One only has to believe that “it is special” to be special.
For many years now, I felt we Bhutanese are special. We are different (not with any superiority complex attitude) but just the fact that we are a small, independent and beautiful country. This really makes me feel very special. And of course one very eminent lama, whom I met as a student many years back in Italy, told me that Bhutanese are a special breed of people.
The question is, do we all feel we are special? And do instill this feeling in our children?