In the 22 October 2003 issue of The Star on page 30, there is an article titled "Lessons Ling Learnt From PM."
Now with a title like that, you'd think it would be good. So good, that I've summarised the article for your benefit.
Edited from The Star:
Former MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik said he has learnt three "most precious things" in my life from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad after having served in his Cabinet for 17 years and six months.
"Thanks to Dr Mahathir, I have never touched a cigarette since midnight of Dec 31, 1988"
Another important thing he learnt from Dr Mahathir, which he practised in his daily life was to stop eating after your stomach is half-full.
"He said it was a harmful thing to force yourself to finish all the food in the present day when food is plentiful."
Being meticulous was the third most valuable thing Dr Ling had learnt from the Prime Minister.
So, boys and girls, remember these wise precious words from one of the wisest leaders in the new world, Dr Mathahir as distilled by Dr Ling.
1. Do not smoke.
2. Stop eating with your stomach is half-full.
3. Be meticulous.
Does the learning ever stop?