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Post time 2017-9-2 14:06:15 |Display all floors
Your right this thread wont generate much interest. I posted a similar thread or blog titled 'be grateful for what you do have' which was similar in may ways..
Giving and helping will actually improve  their chances of hitting the big time, but few realize this..

if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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JohnV Post time: 2017-9-2 14:27
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I didn’t say it was. I imply that with personal gain should also come social responsibility ...



Thanks for the kind reply.

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JohnV Post time: 2017-9-2 14:31
Yes parchar, it’s a shame people are more interested in the mundane than learning from the Chinese  ...


Just out of curiosity: what constitutes this "Chinese experience in a happier life"?

I haave formed the impression that the Chinese are the least capable of finding satisfaction from doing meaningful work without getting pecuniary remuneration. They are opportunistic, grasping, materialistic and constantly on the lookout to make more money. And it is not a new trend. It is deeply entrenched in their psyches. Communism seemed to sweep it away temporarily (there were seemingly pure souls and idealists back before the landmark year 1976 but even they were more a kind of beacons than normal people.

I had for example unnecessary discussions with a young woman who categorically stated she could not understand me for coming to China when the land I had left offered so much more honey and milk for so much less effort. When I pointed out that I find pleasure in work and satisfaction for doing a good job she countered that only money could give a normal human being satisfaction.

So, please: where are the Chinese that live a satisfactory, happy life without getting envious of others who have more? Why don't I run into such people at least sporadically?

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