- Registration time
- Last login
- Online time
- 114 Hour
- Reading permission
13. Efficiency in a Health Crisis: In a video that I made, a foreigner made a comment about the period in which SARS was a crisis in China. He said that if students had a temperature over thirty seven degrees they would be immediately rushed to an isolated area by an ambulance. This would not be done as efficiently in many other countries.|
14. Other Countries Aren’t That Great: In England, the weekends are boring, shops close early and the food is unpalatable. British punks and hooligans go out and throw bottles into crowds when their soccer teams lose and the police have to come and break up the scuffle. In the Netherlands, cities are small and walkable but depressing. However, they are very clean. Italy is very dirty. Roman architecture is very beautiful but other parts of Italy are unbearable. I have also been to the United States and I found it very boring. You cannot go anywhere without a car unless you go somewhere famous like Las Vegas.
On top of this, in many foreign countries, being sick is a hassle. Unless it is an emergency, you must make an appointment and you usually cannot see a doctor until the next day. Sometimes you have to wait up to a week. I really do not understand how this is possible in countries with universal health insurance.
15. The American Justice System Has Issues: Many envy the American justice system, however it has many aspects that need reform. Juries’ decisions are often random and unexpected, plea deals are used too often especially by those with public defenders and little money. The rich have good lawyers that help them cover up their crimes. It just shows that money is the most important force in America and the role of capitalism in the justice system.
16. Mobile Resources: An Australian friend once told me that he felt like there were no public information or customer service apps or phone services that he could use in his countries. But, in China, when he was lost he could call 114 and ask for a way to find the nearest bus. There are many other services and apps that can check nearby dining, entertainment, help purchase tickets and help with many other things. Is there anything else in Australia besides the basics like Google Maps? My Australian friend said that there were public information services available but they used robotic answering services that were difficult to understand.
In China, we have looked enviously at other countries for too long. However, I did now know until now that many other countries are also envious of us. There is joy in China and joy in foreign countries. The beauty of life is that it is not about where you are, but how you are living. Good and bad, joy and sorrow, come from the heart. We must let go of trivial comparisons in order to find peace of mind.
And you know what, you are the envy of many foreigners. They really do envy China!