Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Exploration 7

In The Revolution of Spirit, it surprised me that Aung San Suu Kyi had to have her sons accept the Nobel Peace Prize because she was under house arrest. I learned that doing something good for your country in the long run might cause you to be put under house arrest. She chose separation from her family to try to make her country free. “I know that if she were free today my mother would in thanking you also ask you to pray that the oppressors and the oppressed should throw down their weapons and join together to build a nation founded on humanity in the spirit of peace.” Suu Kyi’s son said this to show she still cares about the country and wants it to become free but things need to change before it does. Her son also talks about how they can only hope the future is better than the past and we need to just forget the past and hope for tomorrow. I’ve realized many countries have it a lot harder than we do and many people take things for granted and they need to realize what they have before they start complaining about what’s going on here in America.

Aung San Suu Kyi was detained and released multiple times since she received the Nobel Peace Prize. She was released for detention in November 2010. “A largely rural, densely forested country, Burma is the world's largest exporter of teak and a principal source of jade, pearls, rubies and sapphires. It is endowed with extremely fertile soil and has important offshore oil and gas deposits. However, its people remain very poor and are getting poorer.” The people should be able to be making money and not being poor or getting poorer. They are working on a tourism industry but the benefits aren’t being available for the people.

Here are the links I got my information: http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/index.php/burma/about-burma/about-burma/a-biography-of-aung-san-suu-kyi



  1. her speech moved me the most as well. although her counrty has inprisoned her for so long in her home she still believes and fights for what she sees as important, a free burma.

  2. I am glad she is was finally released. Hopefully this will be the first step to making Burma more democratic.

  3. I am glad she was released, although we do not know if it is possible to be detained again. I can not believe that in 2004 they were stricter with her house arrest. No phone to even call her family. She sacrificed a lot for what she believed in.

  4. Yea I agree with you the lessons learned, especially sacrifices people must make to achieve something

  5. It is good that she was realeased from house arrest and I hope she continues making her country better.