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Post time 2013-7-2 23:21:35 |Display all floors
This is the one principal I really admired about the Chinese, that the children cared for their parents. My whole life my parents was always there to support me when I needed them. Yes, it is a tough world we live in now, but when families start to break up, then our connectivity with one another starts to erode.

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Post time 2013-7-3 08:12:55 |Display all floors
Good luck !

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youknowhat Post time: 2013-7-2 06:36
funny as it might seem but this is a really kool idea to remind all of us for the society that we're ...

For once we agree on something.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2013-7-3 14:38:49 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2013-7-3 11:43
For once we agree on something.

Filial piety is a principle of the ancient teachings of Confucius and has a long and highly respected tradition in China.

But, as pointed out on this thread, New China today enforces the policy of single child families who have six adults to be responsible for when they grow up ( i.e. their two parents and four grandparents ). Such a situation can only be exacerbated when this single child marries and his / her partner adds another six people to the mix. Simple arithmetic shows why it is easy to see China has so many "empty nesters" and the adherence to filial piety is in severe decline.

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Post time 2013-7-3 19:35:00 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2013-7-2 19:43
For once we agree on something.

'cause you're just too busy didnt realize some of my lyceum  
a man who uses his hands is a laborer. one who uses his hands and his mind is a craftsman. but he who uses his hands, his mind, and his heart, is an artist...

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Post time 2013-7-4 08:49:40 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2013-7-2 22:38
Filial piety is a principle of the ancient teachings of Confucius and has a long and highly respec ...

I wasn't agreeing with you. I was agreeing with the forum member "youknowwhat".
Stop misrepresenting my approval.
I approve nothing you have to say.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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