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Chinese Elders

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Every day if there is no rain I go to the park after my morning walk in Beihai my Chinese home.I get to watch the elders play games, exercise, and listen to their stories of life when they were young. They have taught me much more then most foreigners ever learn when they visit, teach  or move to China. I am an elder myself, but compared to my Chinese elder friends I am just a kid, In fact most when they see me say "morning kid". I like China more then I ever did my birth place the USA. I understand enough Chinese to chat with them. They are always kind to me and I respect them. Is why they share thier wisdom with me. 

They tell me about their, children, grand children, about life long before their were many foreigners. They read Chinese papers every day still, not like the youth of today. Tell me how easy life is today for the kids compared to when they were kids. 

They ask me what I think abouut China, President Xi and ask questions about my life as a kid in the 50"s in the USA.

They have told me that all Chinese should never buy another product from USA companies , stores, food places that have USA ties. They also say they think the youth of China need to ask more advice from their elders about many things.(Some do they say but not enough)

They all love China and it is easy to see in their eyes how much they worry about the youth of China as far as Western Ways they seem to like. 

I have learned more then I could ever from a book about China from the elders. They are my friends and I always take  their advice. I hope the youth of China wake up and listen to the wisdom of their elders.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)




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