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erica zhao

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Have you ever felt your thought is not very independent ? How you solve it ?

Do the western children think of this question earlier than the eastern children ?

Is the concept important to us or it' s just one of the troubles we so-called " Everybody has had it . "

How are you guys ' parents leading you ?

As a 17-year-old student ,I have thought of this question long before .
I don't think come up with your own viewpoint is a shame . I don't want to " Passive accepted " . I can accept your core after you convince me .

I think an independent character is the fundamental of a person . So i begin to cultivating my own value of the world .

After i have read books , watched the speech . I sill have puzzles . But i can't debate with my friends because ,in china , people who concerned the mental issue become more and more lessening.

People will think you are a freak, your friends also don't want to talk this topic with you because it seems like too heavy and it will show to us how ignorant we are .

Some people often think that Chinese youth don't have their own spirits or creeds .

But i believe there must be many sober people .

We also have a mind system of our own ,we just don not know how to arouse it .


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  • Apr 19 2013: I think differences between Chinese parents and American parents:

    Chinese parents:all have high expections on their children.They all like their children to make their dreams to be true.Once they have children,Most of them spend ninty percent of their lives on their children.They all like to build a better life for their children.they always try to do as much as they can for their children.they think you are my children,you should listen to me mostly,they like their children to be together with them even children grown up...

    America parents:they always try to help their children to be independent,they think they have their dreams,children should have children's dreams.They don't have too much restrictions on children's personal lives when they are adults.hehehehe...all about their from some reading.I haven't been to america,didn't talk to any america parents about it yet:)
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      Apr 20 2013: So...Are you Chinese ?

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