Theory & Reality of the Middle kingdom

Theory & Reality of the Middle kingdom

I bet all of you have already heard about the Middle kingdom. Yes it is another name for China. If you don’t know why it is I will tell you. Because that’s the Chinese name for China. Why do Chinese call their land Middle kingdom? Because in the ancient times people believed that China lies in the middle of the Earth. It is unbelievable but after thousands years of human, technical and technological evolution, in the times when we can do things that were even 50 years ago unimaginable, they still believe it. This ancient myth still has incredible influence on Chinese people’s behavior. Here are a few situations as a proof…

THEY:

Walk in overcrowded metro and stop right in front of the escalator and start to do something on mobile phone, so block everybody behind
OR
Stop right after get off the escalator and start to do something on mobile phone so block everybody behind (this is even better at the airports as most people carry their luggages that upgrade such a scene to a real massacre)
OR
Walk the street nonstop watching telephone and unpredictably stop, change directions or step into the road full of cars
OR
In the bus sit on the aisle seats and act like window seats don’t exist so block everyone who wants to sit by the window
OR
Get on the bus, sit on the first seat and put all belongings to the aisle so block everyone who wants to get on the bus
OR
Never respect the personal space of other people
OR
Get on the bus with friend and sit right to the opposite side than her and start to discuss some super important topics (believe it or not but this happens quite often. Especially older women do it. Three or four of them get on the bus. Each of them sit on a different seat and start to talk. Great..)
OR
Make a phone call that people three streets further can hear it
OR
Stop the car in the middle of the road even there is enough space for parking
OR
In public transport watch favorite show or play favorite game on mobile phone with full volume without headphones
OR
Smoke anytime and anywhere ideally in the elevator under the sign No smoking
OR
Eat all the time in the bus or train, mostly boiled eggs or steamed corn (I don’t have to describe the stink I guess…)

 

I can continue like this forever

 

Chinese people just don’t care of anything and anybody. Each of them is a centerpiece of their own world. It’s the biggest difference between Asian and European culture that you feel instantly and it takes some time to get use to it. But what surprise me the most about these situations is that nobody never tell anything to anybody! Like the other day, old guy got on the bus and put some box in the aisle so nobody could get on. And not only the passengers didn’t say anything to him but neither the driver! They just waited if he will get it. And he didn’t so people started to climb over the bloody box and when all of them were in the bus the old guy took that box and put it on the seat next to him…

 

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