I swear I didn’t pose this question in my own Ask box.
The ten years I lived in China was a very sheltered period of my life. As a teenager I was quite oblivious to national human rights issues, extreme poverty, etc. I was certainly aware of it, but never ventured far enough from nice neighbourhoods to see it for myself.
And now, with the horrifying and sad news of 2-year-old Wang Yue, I have doubts about the Chinese ethics system. Wang Yue was hit by two vans and was almost left to die. None of the 18 people who passed by tried to save her limp body on the side of the road. She’s now in a coma in critical condition. One driver was arrested and the other in the second van turned himself in.
TV news readers have rhetorically asked the audience, “Where was your conscience…?” and video comments have been an outpouring of utmost outrage.
China is developing economically at a rapid pace; in general the country is enthusiastic about its future, but the gap between rich and poor is widening just as rapidly. People who live in less wealthy areas are becoming increasing desperate and only want to look out for themselves…
Confucius philosophies? Buddhist beliefs? Has China’s traditional core value system eroded?
I’m not sure if it’s strictly an issue of money over morals in modern China these days but…
I don’t know. I just feel sickened.
I remember our family used to hold my little sister’s hand very tightly whenever we left the house for the markets.
Every time I get all fussy about why I decided to go into environmental engineering I Google the projected job security as a good reminder.
It’s behind-the-scenes work and boring but you can’t really go wrong with a $100,000+ annual compensation later in life working for the federal government.
Okay, I will go do my homework now.