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Man, this is the lamest topic, the only reason to post is to shut down the halfarguements and bs and deflate ugly nationalist sentiments. |
To begin with, nobody really does envy China.... apart from expatter.... to whom I would say: no, citizens of developed western democracies are too busy enjoying their civil rights, human rights, freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom of information, social welfare, good and often free healthcare (ok, not so much in US), free education, minimum wage laws, workers unions, consumer rights, 2.4 children, property ownership, transparency, lack of death penalty, lack of melamine-tainted dairy products.... oh and I almost forgot: the best quality manufactured goods China has to offer at bargain prices! Maybe it China's bs 5,000 year civilisation MYTH that outsiders envy? Stonehenge is from about 8000 years ago.... so maybe its not really that either....
FACT: China is the only country in the world where more women commit suicide than men.
FACT: China has among the highest teenage suicide rates IN THE WORLD.
FACT: According to psycological surveys, Latin Americans are happier than their asian counterparts regardless of social standing.
Besides, Plato said: 'I'd rather be a man than a happy pig'......