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      he who innovates or creates writes history
      he who owns artistry writes history
      he who deviates from history writes history

      he who follows history writes history
      he who documents history offers history
      he who rejects history is rejected by history

      he who interpolates history accepts history
      he who extrapolates history denies history
      he who manipulates history is manipulated by history

      he who moves faster than history, often be punished by history
      he who remains stationary punishes history
      he who lack behind history, makes silence in history

      he who watches history is indebted to history
      he who disregards history is insulated by history
      he who studies history will not make history

      he who re-invents history will be left behind history
      he who revamps history makes history
      he who forgives history will be forgotten by history

      such is rudiments of history!

      Lin Hsin Hsin
      July 13, 1997