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This post was edited by Yogesh at 2013-8-10 22:58|
Bandito Post time: 2013-8-10 19:30
this insensitivity has roots in the make up of the people. China is crowded.....most people are em ...
I would like to compare China to India to understand what causes this problem. India is more densely populated than China. So if population is the root cause of it, India should have it as well.
First of all, even though I have agreed and said that I have found insensitive attitude in many people during my stay there, I won't say everybody is like that. I have seen a lot of people who are thorough gentle and disciplined with etiquette. I have found more discipline and etiquette among Chinese than India. The real test of values, etiquette and discipline is hard times. So etiquette and discipline shown by people while in long queues in China is more praiseworthy than inscrutable etiquette of a Britisher in Britain. When people wait for metro in China, when hundreds of people are passing by in opposite directions on walk ways, I could see humbling discipline. Most people follow the rule of right and give way to the one coming from opposite direction. This is mostly non-existent in India. I go for morning jogging everyday. Most people coming to the lakeside there are educated, rich or business people. But most of them do not care for the others coming from opposite direction or care to give them a way to go. So here China scores superbly.
Now coming to some other aspect of life. That is, caring for others. Helping others who are in distress or need. I find that Indians (now this is not a general trend. This varies widely in different parts of India) score well over Chinese. I find that Chinese people, in general, do not tend to help unknown people or poke their nose in others public brawls or such matters. In a way, this is a good attitude because it makes me feel comfortable compared to India as nobody stares at me or takes interest in my activities. In India, any damn a$$h0le would be interested in judging if the girl with you is your wife or a gf or what you are upto and why you are there. Such staring vultures make me feel irritated.
But obviously, such indifferent attitude is a problem also as ladies, children, old people or someone in trouble does not get required support. Criminals can find it easier to corner their target even in public place. I remember my last visit to China in 2012. I was at the airport and do not know Chinese. My sister was supposed to pick me up from the airport. I wanted someone to lend me their phone to make just one call. But most people did not understand my requirement. One guy knew English but he politely requested me to go to telephone booth. I had to tell him that I had only dollars with me and it was just a matter of 1 call. So finally he helped me by making the call. This would not be so difficult in India.
Now coming to the cause of this indifferent attitude. I think attitude is mostly built by the culture, family environment, education etc. I have to cancel family and education from this list because this attitude is shown by people at large in china and not in India. So I would say it is because of culture. Now question comes down to-is this the culture created by communist party or the real Chinese culture? I am not sure what it is. I wish people of should have good healthy discussions in TV shows, newspapers, internet etc to understand the vices of Chinese culture to make it better.
I would love to start another thread about one big Vice in China spreading fast. I hope I will copy and paste this post also there.