Thailand’s most famous people – how many have you heard of? – Examiner
I was preoccupied this afternoon to review a story in Bangkok’s The Nation journal about Thailand’s Top 40 important people. The story is a content about a giveaway addition they’ll be together with in a Dec 28th book of a newspaper, yet what we suspicion was engaging was not a story itself yet a newspaper’s comment of important Thai people.
According to them, being enclosed upon Wikipedia (very odd) as good as in magazines as good as newspapers, yet quite The Nation itself, finished these people a little of a most “internationally acclaimed Thais”.
They haven’t published their complete list of 40 yet, which will come in their addition after in a week, as good as upon their website in a New Year, yet they did lift a couple of names out of it to give us a bit of a tease.
“The list covers people from assorted fields, from former budding apportion Anand Panyarachun, amicable romantic Mechai Viravaidya, improved good well well known as “Mr Condom”, Fly Now owner Somchai Songwattana, inhabitant artist Thawan Duchanee, golfer Thongchai Jaidee, Krisana Kraisintu or “the hobo pharmacist”, Unesco Prize celebrity for tellurian rights preparation Vithit Muntarbhorn, ballet dancer Charin Yuthasastrkosol, Chumpol NaLamlieng – former boss of Siam Cement, to executive Apichatpong Weerasethakul.”
Considering we live in Thailand, as good as have finished for a improved partial of a decade, how most of these important people do we suspect I’ve listened of? Exactly…….three. The alternative 7 we wouldn’t know if we ran them down in a tuk-tuk.
Now, as we live in Thailand, am well-read, meddlesome in politics, stream affairs, as good as entertainment, as good as follow Thai newspapers religiously, which I’m not informed with most of these people would lead me to hold a general community, where they have been presumably “acclaimed”, has substantially listened of……..one?
Thailand, unfortunately, does not have most internationally-known figures, even yet a little Thais would have we hold otherwise. Most have been possibly good well well known for disastrous things (former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for being a celebrity who systematic a armed forces to conflict anti-government protesters, with a finish outcome some-more than 90 people were shot as good as killed), or someone similar to Thai-American singer, Tata Young (Thai cocktail thespian who strike western-fame quickly for her strain “Sexy, Naughty, Bitchy”), nonetheless she is good well good well known in a rest of Asia, only not in a west.
Probably a most important Thai sports celebrity now is Paradorn Srichaphan but, unless we closely follow tennis, where he was during a single time rated series eleven in ATP rankings prior to he retired, we substantially wouldn’t have listened of him either.
It’s peculiar to me Thailand hasn’t constructed some-more world-class sports personalities, scientists, actors as good as actresses, musicians, artists, or good writers. Sure, inside of Thai culture, there have been a series yet as for those who indeed have been world-class as good as can contest with a most appropriate of a world, either it’s with people from a UK, Spain, America, China or Japan — Thailand has few.
Of course, there have been most opinions as to why, yet a a single I’ve hold to a longest, to me, creates a most sense. Thailand is a enlightenment which values a category system, does not learn people to plea others or to consider for themselves, nor does it place worth upon those who consider outward a box, or who pull for leisure of countenance or leisure of speech.
To be a good author, painter, composer, sports celebrity as good as upon as good as on, customarily requires a singular personality. One who can pull themselves, emanate latest ways of we do things, as good as not need to be told what to do, or be since capitulation by those in management who hold they know “the right way” to do things.
Until Thailand places an importance upon leisure of expression, leisure of debate as good as leisure of ideas, it’s expected it will regularly loiter at a back of most of a rest of a world. That’s only a approach of a world.
So, out of those 10 important Thai people. How most do we know?
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