About Jing

Languages

Chinese, English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Economics, Business, Non-profit , Translation - Chinese to English, Translation - English to Chinese, Interpretation (Simultaneous), Startup Co-Founder, psychology, Education

I'm passionate about

making a positive difference in the world and cultivating global citizens.

Talk to me about

Ideas, different cultures, human behavior, philosophy, economy, and anything going on in the world.

People don't know I'm good at

Solving Rubik's Cube

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

200519
Jing Xu
Posted over 2 years ago
John Maeda: Designing for simplicity
human -1,930,000,000 Google results computer -3,380,000,000 Google results complexity -111,000,000 Google results simplicity -595,000,000 Google results Did it really change this much in 4 months?
200519
Jing Xu
Posted almost 3 years ago
Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China's workers
I agree that in humanitarian perspective factory workers and other non-skilled workers should not be paid the least they could be paid and treated the worst that they're allowed to be treated. Also, those in position of power should by no means abuse their power. However, keep in mind that there is a larger environment that is affected by the supply and demand of workers; the society needs its labor market to be in balance. For instance, if skilled workers find out that factories are paying more than their skilled jobs are paying, many of them are likely to quit their skilled jobs and work at factories to earn more money to enhance their living conditions. Needless to say, a lack of skilled labor force will render the society chaotic and off balance and is detrimental to its social and economic development. The wages in factories are paid according to what is acceptable in the society. So if the living standard of the whole country goes up, wages and working conditions in factories will also increase (or factories will be relocated to another location to exploit the underdeveloped economy there). It is sad that non-skilled workers in developing countries are being exploited, but this is what happens in the process of economic development. There is nothing drastic to be done for the benefit of a country when it is still a developing country. Transformations don't happen overnight. Yet there's no reason to despair because a prior example of the West developing from the industrial revolution and Western people in general having a higher living standard serve as evidence and hope that people of developing countries will also be much better off once their country reaches a certain stage in their economic development -and this development requires its labor market to be in balance.
200519
Jing Xu
Posted almost 4 years ago
Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived
Maybe the way that Kramer expressed her personality and thought process was offensive to some people, leading them to feel that it is not the reality and that she was just pretending/lying. What she meant was merely that the brain tumor was a gift because it had brought so many things to her. Life experience = Gift. It doesn't matter what happens to you (doesn't matter if it's negative or positive), all it matters is how you deal with it. You can't really imagine what people will feel like in certain situations because you have never been in that situation. Human beings use defense mechanisms all the time, because defense mechanisms are used to help people cope with their current situations. There is nothing wrong when someone is reframing just as there is nothing wrong when someone is feeling synthetic happiness as opposed to the natural happiness, because they are all REAL. The truth is If by feeling negative about your sickness and your situation can help you feel better, then by all means feel negative about it. I do not want to offend anyone, but seriously thinking negatively can hardly generate any positive outcomes. Although by thinking positively doesn't guarantee that all of your sicknesses will be cured, it does guarantee that fear and uncertainty will diminish; so that while you are unable to feel well physically, you can at least be at peace mentally. How can you torture yourself mentally when you have already been tortured so much physically? Patients go through so many painful steps in order to be cured of their illnesses. Hence, being negative about life when you are not physically well just demonstrates two things about you: you are not strong enough to think positively and you do not believe that you'll ever become well so you resort to feeling like a failure. It's the fear of failure that leads people to stop trying. It's not just sickness; it applies to everything in life.