An inspirational thought experiment:
A treasure I found on the internet and my inspire you to take a look at your life and behaviour:
No, I don’t mean chocolate!
[Hold your horses! I don’t want offend anybody! I state my perceptions and experiences! I just know a few Chinese people personally, so my remarks are not representative!]
Here are 5 cultural differences that I witnessed being with a Chinese man for almost four years. Maybe I will write another version of this article focusing on differences in relationships.
1. Sense of Community
I noticed that many Chinese people are rather egoistic when it comes to the environment or empathy.
What footprints would you like to leave?
It’s your choice.
“I still get enormous pleasure and a sense of fulfillment out of writing a book that I’m proud of. I see myself as a bit like a jewel-maker who can sit back and admire his work.” Wilbur Smith
(Picture was taken on a hike in Sweden 🙂 )
What is “not normal” or “extreme” by my definition?
You can eat healthy but balanced with a little bit of everything or you can eat raw till 4, vegan, gluten-free (although you don’t have an allergy), no sugar, no processed food.
You can stop buying shit you don’t need or you can become a minimalist and just own 25 items.
You can work out regularly or you can work out every day, drink disgusting protein shakes and circle your mind around decreasing your fat and increasing the amount of muscles all day long.
You can go on a city-rip or you can drive with a motorcycle from Portugal to Thailand.
1) allergic to cats and dogs (and slightly pollen)
Sadly! I love animals and I love snuggling with cats and dogs of friends but my reaction to the fur is really uncomfortable. I know that I am not allergic to all dog breeds like poodles but I had a reaction to every cat I met so far. That is why the only pet I ever had was a hamster. But I loved it with all my heart teenage-Julia could! I don’t know why I have so many allergies since I was a kid that ate dirt…
2) I’m soo bad at sports
I feel like I am cursed in the sports department. As long as I can remember, I hated sports and I was terrible at it. Starting in first grade, I felt almost harassed by my P.E. teachers. Why can’t they understand that some kids are good at sports and some are just not good?! The same with math. But noooo everybody has to be good at sports and it is just your attitude that is hindering you -.-