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Q: How has your attitude on life changed since moving to China?

For me when Im in The middle Kingdom

  I find I have a more don't care out look on things

and Dont have the same level of stress like at home (even with Kids)

I laugh at road rage instead of participating in it (starting it) 

My tummy is more happy (acid wise)

and my bank balance is better too

 

 

Life is GOOOOOOD!!!!wink

7 years 40 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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- Road rage down (because I don't drive here)

- Patience up (because you just have to be patient in China)

- Apathy levels down at the beginning (because there're so many poor people here). Apathy levels are higher now because I'm told that nothing that happens in China is my business, and it's true. So, not my problem.

- Disgust with humanity up (because some people will do absolutely anything for money)

- Faith in the institution of marriage down (first marriage fell apart due to being perceived as an ATM AND a philanderer) second marriage is a lot of pressure thanks to a "talks the talk but can't walk the walk" Chinese mother-in-law (Pogger take note).

 

Life IS like a box of chocolates - no matter what you get, it's going to make you feel good for a short time, then you'll crash. You'll get fat. Total strangers get to decide what's in your box and it's not always pleasant.

 

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I don't tolerate bullsh*t as much.

 

I appreciate my home country more.

 

I know what true friends are.

 

I realise the necessity of seeing new perspectives.

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1.  I try to be a lot more appreciative of things I once just took for granted.

 

2.  I get more depressed more easily.

 

3.  I finally realize that there is more to life on this planet than my WASP 1970's middle-class conditioning. (see #1)

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  Living in China has strongly reasserted an opinion on people which I had already held for some time before coming here, which is that they/we are all still in a state of relative infancy. In fact it's pretty much the only way I can view the human race in a friendly light. I believe it is no more true of the Chinese than of any other race, I just find it easier to observe in them than I do in their western cousins.

 

  Meeting some of the people i've met here, particularly my wife who grew up in abject poverty, even having to eat cockroaches as a very young girl she was so hungry, has put so many of the petty problems that send westerners to therapy sessions every five minutes very much into perspective. I am far less sympathetic of whiners now.

 

  I'm definitely more patient because.....what choice have you got? I'm in China so Chinese way is law and getting my back up about this or that isn't going to change a damn thing. Like the man said, 'I fought the law and the law won'. Better to ease up and let it be.

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I once very clear on my values, what I want and what's right and what's wrong, I dont know any more feeling many of my values just mess up with what I went through in China.

 

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Since i came i became more careless...and here i go so much spoiled that sometimes i do think am a god here or something.........am saying this unhappy.................not even a bit proud

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I care less about 'humanity' and more about my family and friends. There are just too many people deserving of my empathy for me to let it out, I'd be a basket case if I allowed that to happen, so I reserve it for family and friends.

 

In general I have more patience, (although to be honest I had damn little prior to coming here), except for driving, that still gets to me and probably always will. Oh and slow internet connections, (but that's not reserved to China).

 

I am repeatedly astounded by the beauty of nature.

 

My long held beliefs in Libertarianist politics are being challenged every day out here.

 

I have realised that while 'humanity' may be a horrible nasty species, the individual humans are often wonderful, loving and kind. That contradiction feeds my interest in this incredible nation and it's people.

 

 

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