Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What's next?

This morning while having my taijiquan lesson, my instructor, Yang, was telling me about his baby boy and the encounter he had with another Chinese woman.

The Chinese woman asked if Yang had by chance starting teaching his children to take things from other children. No, was his response. "Why would I do that?" "Oh, we are teaching our child to take things from other children", was her response. Apparently, the reason behind this is that when the child starts attending kindergarten, they have learned to be quick at taking other people's possessions, this way, the child does not cry. Oh, and apparently learns to become selfish. When Yang attempted to explain that if every child does this, there will be many children crying and one may just be hers. She clearly didn't care.

Okay, that seems a little wrong!

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