The flag-raising ceremony on June 10 was hosted by Harry Wu and Janice Xiong from grade 10. After the solemn flag-raising ceremony, Jill Tang delivered a speech on the theme of "Being an open minded person".
Jill Tang first explained what is an open minded person. She believes that such a person should listen to the ideas of all kinds of people and think about different opinions carefully to draw lessons from them, rather than belittling others' ideas or judging them arbitrarily.
Of course, Jill Tang also mentioned another aspects: listening to others' opinions does not mean abandoning one's own opinions and losing one's own principles. We should accept other people's ideas, and at the same time more firmly determine our own direction, which may be what Confucius said "harmony but difference".
Then, taking Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as an example, Jill Tang pointed out how an open minded person should deal with the comments that appeared on Weibo. Faced with positive comments, we can recognize them, but we do not have to force others to follow them; For negative comments, we do not need to solve them in the same negative way, we can adjust the mentality of open minded: for example, we can change the perspective of seeing problems from national history to human civilization, so many problems will be solved.
Finally, Jill Tang said that the world is a big garden, and we need to build it together. Let each of us have an open minded heart. This is not only a prerequisite for everyone to become a global citizen, but also a better world for us.