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Share Why don't We Stand Out and Fight?
2018-3-18 17:46
Why don't we stand out and fight? Around a month ago, I was informed that there was a plan to build a nursing home for old people in the five empty apartments on the first floor of the apartment building where I am staying and the adjacent one where my sister is staying. We were all outrageous partly because neither of us was asked for opinion regarding this and partly because we had never heard a ridiculous plan like this. We respect the need of ol ...
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Share The Purpose of Reading
2018-3-18 17:15
The Purpose of Reading Why do we read? Do we read for joy?Do we read for knowledge? Or do we read for enlightenment?When little, I had never been able to figure out why people around me kept telling me that a person should read as much as possible. Nobody had attempted to explain the explicit benefits of reading to me. However, I embarked on a journey of finding the purpose of reading myself when growing u ...
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Share The Inevitable End
2018-2-2 11:38
Step by step, we are all approaching the inevitable end of life-mortality. Nobody escapes it, but it seems that not many people actually realize it's existence. Mortality itself is frightening. I don't know whether it is only because the fear towards death is programmed into our gene in the long course of human history so that we will have the best rates of survival. No matter what, I am personally exceedingly afraid of death partly because it means my existence will be wiped cle ...
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Share Youth
2017-12-24 09:15
I first noticed this movie because of the news that the movie was banned from being shown in movie theaters. After it was finally released, I was exposed to a few times mentioning in my circle of friends. At the very beginning, I decided to watch it simply because I was attracted by the movie posters and I was enormously interested in the story the movie is trying to tell. What happened during that special period of time was a total blank in my mind, though I had learned ...
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Share 2017
2017-12-24 09:14
I am getting forgetful. I don't know whether it is because I am aging or simply because my brain is so awash with information that it has absolutely no space for the seemingly not really important messages. I am definitely not kidding about this. When I recall what the major incidents be they political or societal that have happened in this soon-to-end year, I can only remember the kindergarten scandals and the trial of Jiang Ge’s murder case in Japan. Of course, I remember ...
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Share Fragmented Thoughts
2017-11-14 17:35
As a matter of fact, I don't know what I want to write down here. I don't know where to start, either. (1) I experienced a relatively short period of helplessness and powerlessness at the very beginning of this year. I was negative, pessimistic, disoriented, disappointed and depressed. Fortunately, I was quite sensitive to my emotion and more importantly was rather active in seeking a way out of this spiritual marsh as I was extremely afraid I would be stuck ...
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Share The value of higher education
2017-10-8 11:20
The value of higher education I have been planning to write this for some time. But there is always something getting in the way. Mark this please: I am not writing to dish out suggestions about how you or any of us should live a life. The sole purpose of this piece of writing is to record my thoughts and to be used as reference in the future to examine my revolution of mentality. My determination of writing this culminated when I bumped into an article titled as “Should Every ...
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Share Student & Teacher
2017-9-12 11:48
Student Teacher I was a difficult student, naughty, rebellious and disobedient. I was so attention-craving that I would go against virtually all the not-so-important wishes or orders made by my teachers. I never excelled in academic studying, nor any other field. Even though I made to the top of class sometimes, that came like a flash in the pan. Of course, without a shred of doubt, I was never likable or anywhere near a standardized good ...
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Share Paper Towns
2017-6-12 15:36
I decided to read Paper Towns mainly because I thoroughly enjoyed another book "The Fault in Our Stars" written by the same author-John Green. But I honestly believe this one isn't as good as the another one I read before. I personally reckon the former one about life, death and relationship is rather thought-provoking as well as tear-jerking to a certain extent. But this one which focuses on growing pains we all experience when we are maturing seems to pale a bit compared with that book. ...
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Share 30
2017-5-17 11:51
Strictly speaking, I am still a step away from turning 30. Here I just want to write down my feelings for the soon approaching 30. 30 in Chinese traditional culture is quite special which is shown in the Chinese saying that a man should be independent at the age of 30. In many people's mind, someone should have already achieved some important things in life at this age including having formed his/her family, having climbed to a certain level on the ladder of ca ...
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  • The Purpose of Reading 2018-4-12 13:45

    we have the same feeling about. reading,reading. really tells us a lot especially when welearn foreign languages.it. can help us to understand other. country's culture and customs.therefore,when we talk. in foreign languages.we. needn't worry about. making too. much mistakes.it also can enrich our life.let's enjoy reding

  • Why don't We Stand Out and Fight? 2018-4-4 14:14

    It is actually emotionally and mentally healthy to have nursing homes for old people in residential areas, and makes it easy for families to visit their elderly relations regularly.
    Death happens to everyone and it is stupid to hide it away. Death is not bad luck - it will happen to you and me.
    In some European countries there are homes for the elderly next to kindergartens, and everyone benefits from interacting with each other on a daily basis.
    The elderly benefit from interacting with children and keeps them mentally alert, whereas the young learn about death as a normal part of life.

    For a country that supposedly 'respects' their elders, China has a very superstitious attitude to death and dying.
    where i am from, the elderly are allowed and supported by family and state) to be independent and in their own homes.
    Where medical treatment is needed, residential homes allow the elderly appropriate facilities in towns and cities while their families can visit easily and local residents can interact with them.
    In addition, local communities benefit from being able to interact with these residents and the residents can still be part of a local community, not hidden away as something to be ashamed of or 'taboo'.

    Shame on China for such medieval superstitious attitudes regarding death.
    Does China 'respect' the elderly so much that they should be hidden away from people's lives?

    Do you want to be isolated and hidden away when you are old and your family don't want to or can't visit you?

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