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Why can't I enjoy freedom? Because I am Chinese.

the chinese goverment cut down the line to the outside .it is a tragic as a chinese because i do not have freedom,how can i get through with others

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  • Dec 4 2012: Many people know it, but most of them have no courage to do it. If they become rich enough they immediately immigrate to the developed countries for freedom or better education or for a better life when they get old. They have no idea how to make that change. What we accept in schools is always getting a high score in exams, and doing what teachers want you to do. They have washed our brains. All of these are just what I feel, personally. I dont know it is right or wrong, but I really want to out of here and see what outside looks like.
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      Dec 4 2012: Try to read The Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu and The Prince Qualities of the Prince by Nicollo Machiavelli. They were very interesting writers that talked about different ways of governing. I was very intrigued by what the Tao te Ching talked about.

      Check this out:

      http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/11/12/164793058/struggle-for-smarts-how-eastern-and-western-cultures-tackle-learning

      It says that Eastern education produces students that have low creativity, but the people who don't have formal education in China can make such fantastic art. Maybe it is the level of seriousness that doesn't allow Eastern Students to be as creatively express themselves as Western Education. Hope this was helpful. =)
      • Dec 5 2012: you are so perfect!你竟然知道道德经和君主论,中西合并呀!You are a genius!i am so interested about you personality.how can i contact with you?
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          Dec 5 2012: You can contact me through ted.com, through my profile page. I am just applying all my knowledge to your situation. I am just a curious and learning person, and you are as capable of gaining this knowledge as I am, but you just have to go out and search for more knowledge. =)
      • Dec 5 2012: I am also interested in political and economy, and I have read Tao Te Ching, It is a great book, but I think the idea is not suitable for China now, We have much more to do to deal with the most serious contradiction between government and us ordinary people. Our society now is cold and most of us are busy in earning money and only take care of themselves. 5 boys died in a rubbish bin because of the cold weather, a girl was hit by a car and nobody helps. Finally she died. So many we are suffering now. Government only pays attention to GDP.
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          Dec 7 2012: People need to step out of their comfort zones. I'm sure getting your first job interview was uncomfortable, but it must have felt rewarding afterwards. People should be the example they want to see in the world. Don't blame other people that others aren't doing any good in the world. Take responsibility of your own life and take action. If you see someone who needs help, help them. If you are working for a job you don't like or need, then find a new job.

          The Tao Te Ching reminds me of a very free society, butt The Qualities of the Prince is about a very oppressive society. I think that seeing the two in contrast will reveal more about your own personal ideals of a better government.

          Don't wait for your government. Your government should wait for its people. Don't pity the situations of the world. Take action.
      • Dec 9 2012: Thanks for your reply. Reading more books would help me to out of bad mood. And by the way, you come from USA, and could you tell me how to learn English well? My major is English Trade, and I could not speak it like your pronunciation and intonation, and it is difficult and boring to remember the words. How to learn it?
    • Dec 5 2012: 你说的非常对。sakura Barack你很了解中国,你应该就是我同胞,我怎么能跟你联系上呢
      • Dec 5 2012: I come from Guangzhou. Here is where we can contact with~~

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