Friday 28 February 2014

One-child policy: China's army of little emperors

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Summary: After the introduce of the one-child policy in China, the offspring from than on became the "spoilt generation". The authorities thought that it was a success but it came with an unintended consequences which fundamentally changed the phycology of young Chinese man and woman. Chinese children born after the policy have grown up to become less altruistic and trusting, more timid, less competitive, more pessimistic and less conscientious than the Chinese who were born just before the policy. This differences in the kind of personality traits which influence social relationships, that could have important ramifications for China’s future.

Opinion: In my opinion, this result are unexpected and so to live on with it some changes in live had to be made in order to survive. if the changes are not made one will only suffer from reality and would live on with a difficult live. (longer pls)

Saturday 15 February 2014

Pampered Little Buddhas

Parents have been accused of creating a generation of badly-behaved school kids by treating them like gods. A teachers’ union boss claimed that some adults wait on their children hand and foot, as if they are “little Buddhas”. Dr Mary Bousted, leader of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said they are spoilt which makes relating to other children at school difficult. They don’t do the washing up, they don’t do the hoovering or chores. It doesn’t do them any favours if you make them little Buddhas at home and it doesn’t do them any favours in school. The effect is that children don’t understand their responsibilities to other children. They expect to get what they want immediately and not understand that there are other children in the class and the school who need the attention. They don’t understand their responsibilities towards adults, that adults are not there to serve them.

In my opinion, I believe that children nowadays are getting more and more spoilt due to the fact that they always get what they wanting without having to work for it. I see many children following their parents around in shopping malls using their phones all the time. This is unhealthy because children even as young as 4 are already more familiar with phones than some adults are with it. This shows that they are being bought phones at a young age and have been updated with the news devices constantly. This shows that parents are too afraid from stopping their children because they do not want to make their child unhappy over a small matter.

Friday 14 February 2014

Pampered and lazy, or willing to take risks


Most people have griped how teenagers of Generation Y and Z lack of resilience as they are unable to cope with failure and setbacks and hence unlikely candidates to develop and sustain fast-growth venture.

However, the write of the article begs to differ. He has noticed how entrepreneurial and innovative teenagers of the Generation Y and X  are if they were encouraged to venture and take risks. They started ventures with low capital and follow their distinct. If they did not succeed , they will attempt another time.  The author hence believe that they should create a culture where teenages have a choice to create their first job and have the skills and confidence to start a venture. Gradually, more entrepreneurs will be created with real experience and resilience.


I strongly agree with the writer of the article's opinion. While adults may criticise teenagers of our generation that we are pampered, soft and easily bruised, I believe that we also possess the innovation and resilience especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. Look at the creation of blogshops, youtube channels by the teenagers of our generation. They have made use of the technological skills they have to earn a living from themselves. Hence, it is evident that they are innovative when it comes to entrepreneurship. We are also not ones who easily give up as we follow more dreams closely and we know what our goals are at the end of the day. Thus, I hope that the label of our generation being pampered, soft and easily bruised would be removed.

Monday 10 February 2014

The pampered generation by ZhiGang

Summary: Parents wants their children to get the best. Many parents are driven by the thinking that their children’s lives must be better than them. As parents are usually busy due to their work, they are not able to spend the time with their children. Thus, they try to obligate to their children to satisfy their needs by giving the best to their children like the latest technology – smartphones. Consequently, this kind of teaching has produced an entire generation of weak, selfish, pampered children.

Opinion: In my opinion, this kind of teaching is ridiculous. I feel that this kind of satisfaction for the children is too much. Children needs the love from their parents and not technology that take over their parents. This kind of habit soon develops a bad habit for their children as they have their parents to buy them what they want. As a result, they feel that there is a never-ending form of satisfaction as they persuade their parents to buy more and more.