The jealousy will make people go crazy

@youless (86466)
Guangzhou, China
April 21, 2008 9:47am CST
I don't mind whether my this discussion will have response or not. I can't help expressing my feelings. I just hope that people who have different opinions won't insult me. I appreciate to different ideas, but I hate the insult. It is no doubt that my country China has developed a lot. And my country is becoming stronger in some aspects. And some people are jealous to it and try to spoil the Beijing Olympics. Their reason is the Tibet issue. I have to say that they had better know more about it. Nobody can take innocents' lives, home, property etc. Do these bad behaviors mean to fight for the freedom? Is this "freedom" needs to harm other innocent people? If so, what's the difference between with 911 disaster? I think all the police should stop this kind of behaviors without questions. There are many things that we have to care about. Such as the Africa problems. Why the massacre still happened there but nobody tried to do something to avoid it? Some people want to boycott Beijing Olympics and it's just so silly. Olympics should be a great event for all human beings. I am moved as I feel we are united much more than before. I like to protest it in the most peaceful way. Most Chinese have changed the title in their MSN title. And if you see many hearts with China, don't feel strange. We want to show our support to the Olympics. To the mean and jealous people, I am sorry that you will feel disappointed at last. As China still develops and one day the history will judge it fairly. I love my country and I support Beijing Olympics
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
Hi youless! I am so sorry if you feel kinda hurt for some things being said about your country. We all have to remember that all countries have good and bad publicity. All of us love our countries and all of us have genuine concerns for one another regardless which country we came from. Maybe there would be a few who discriminate but please know that all of us commit mistakes, our government may not be the best in the whole world, but we still are loyal to our country anyway. I was hesitant in replying to your post because I don't want to be in the thick of things but as your friend I can't let you be on your own. There are good and bad people in each country and I won't deny that there are bad people in our country too and so with the other countries too worldwide. here in mylot, it is like the olympics too...we are all from different countries and we are trying to learn from each other and hopefully we will all be able to respect each other and express our opinions politely. I do not condone bad practices and business dealings of many countries including mine, however, we should be big enough to own our mistakes. I do believe there are a lot of good people in China as there are a lot of good people worldwide. i hope in time we will go beyond race and color. In time my friend, in time! And I hope I didn't hurt anyone by my opinion. I just wish we could all be friends trying to interact and understand each others' ways but not to the point of turning a blind eye. Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
It is very kind of you. And I hope people will know more about China. Especially its positive side.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Hi youless! I am sure they will, and it won't be long. Take care and have a nice day!
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• Nigeria
21 Apr 08
You are a petrotic citizen of you country, keep it up China is actually growing rapidly no two way about it. China is like that giant tree that birds of all king peach and feed on. I wish i could afford to come to Beijing Olympics or better still come for some businesses in China. No matter how jealous they and to spoil the Beijing Olympics it will not work for them
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I am glad to hear that. Welcome to China and you will be our friends
• United States
21 Apr 08
I am here in America and I was excited about China getting The Olympics and I still am. I don't put politics and The Olympics together. Never did and never will.Back in the day, when Russia was The USSR, everyone was so upset that they were hosting the winter olympics. In fact the U.S. boycott the games. Me, I just wanted to see the best athletes compete.And I feel the same way today.I was excited that China got the Summer Games because the best gymists in the world are Chinese.So why not give them home gym advance and see what happens. But if there are ones who are Really upset, then they should stay home and let the rest of us who just want to play and see who wins regardless of politics come to China and have a great Olympics.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I am glad that there are still many nice friends in the world I remember you enjoy watching the sports and I hope you will enjoy Beijing Olympics, too. China is a big country and have the biggest population in the world. All of us have waited for a long time to hold the Olympics. We have to prepared for it for so long time. Unfortunately my grandpa can't see this wonderful event as he passed away. So I hope more people can understand how precious and meaningful this Beijing Olympics to us.
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• United States
22 Apr 08
I am sorry about honorable grandpa. I just know he will be watching from heaven.I remember how exciting it is to host a Olympics.It is a time for national pride And being a great host to the whole world.Don't let these protests and " bad press" ruin your Olympics.do you live near Beijing?will you be able to go see any of the events?
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I live in Guangzhou, and it's not very close to Beijing. It will be at least over 2 hours to go there by plane. Besides, I have to work and I have to take care of my son since he is little. I am unable to go to Beijing to see the Olympics in person. But I will still enjoy watching it from TV at home.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello dear youless. I have just searched your profile to find this sensitive topic. You are absolutely right that jealousy is the evil root of trying to ruin one's reputation by spreading around the ill-founded rumors. If we study more of the world history, it won't be difficult to find that when a country is developing at its best, to some extent, some others who think highly of themselves would always try to do something bad to stop it from getting improved to be a better and more fast-developing one. To boycott the Olympics is absolutely on the wrong side, as the Olympics Games belong to the world, not just to one country. It is a symbol of peace, a symbol of getting people of different countries together for fair competitions in different events. Think about those medias that are always trying to ruin China. What good have they done to the world? To help promote the world peace or to just stir trouble? Absolutely the latter. They have a bias against China that makes them politicize either the Olympics or the Tibet issue without getting to know the long history of Tibet belonging to China and the fact that the present Chinese government is always doing its best to help the prosperity of the autonomic region. They don't and never report what our government have been doing to help improve the living standard and expan and improve the transport infrastructure and such in Tibet. Like Premier Wen Jiabao said, "we are focused on the development of our country in many ways". We don't have enough time for those gossip media, which is so annoying without telling the truth about present China. Of course, ours is a developing country. There is still a long way for us to go, compared with the developed. But I have great confidence in our government and our country that one day we will be on top of the world. Our getting stronger and stronger is always based on a peaceful condition. China is a country with a large population as well as one with a long history. There are many things that wait to be improved though we still have many things to do for the better of country. To draw a conclusion, we have suffered a lot from the invasion of those imperialists since the middle of the nineteenth century till the first forty years of the twentieth century. It shows that a poor country is always bullied by strong ones. Our government is right in focusing on the development of economics and such. Only when we are rich and strong will we be able to stand firmly in the world with great respect. We love China as always.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 08
In fact I am not afraid to post sensitive topics. I can't help keeping silent in this aspect. During that period, I continuously have a few discussions about it. I also commented it to Sharon Stone's words. I have a very good friend from UK. Actually he was happy to see Dalai Lama. I still told him I didn't like Dalai Lama and I told him why. I hope he won't mind my frank words, as he may regard Dalai Lama as a hero. I can't say this is the culture difference. Although they always say their press is very fair, but I don't think so. They hardly mention what our government's good side. And they tend to use their media power to mislead people. How many foreign people know our government's special b
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 08
Oh, just now I pressed the button by a mistake. I haven't finished my words yet. How many foreign people know our government's special beneficial rules for the minority? They know nothing about it and they still say bad words to China. That's so wrong and ignorant. Although my English isn't that good enough, but I will still fight back as I can't stand it. Our premier has meaningful words in May. Even if it is only a little problem, but it will still become a big problem because of the big population. I also have a very good friend in Denmark. Some months ago he told me that the women fought for the topless swimming clothes. They wanted to wear pants only as well as men. As they want to be fair. I have to say, when the people live very well and don't have to worry about many things like health care, education fee, finance etc. Then they will fight for other rights. To us, our requirement is to have a peaceful society, live well and be happy. Fighting for the topless swimming suits isn't what we want at this moment.
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• China
10 Jun 08
Some of the medias don't tell the truth, but mislead the public, which is very annoying to us Chinese and also to those peace-loving people in the world. I hope that they will stop their wrong report to avoid misleading more people. The best way for them to know more of China is to come and pay a visit to China by themselves to see if it is like the ill-founded reports. I am on your side, youless. You are a good example for us Chinese. Good night.
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
I am not sure if it's jealousy. I live here in Canada and i am not lol. I don't know about other people though. It's just that the olympic games is a very good oppurtunity to show the other people the country is beautiful, high technology, and friendly. But it is also when the criteria will be judge and there is alot of influence. With the Tibet affair, not alot of people are having the same point of view. I think it affects the image of a country alot which could be positiv and negativ. But despite of the history between China and Tibet, and the pollution factor, I have nothing against the games in China.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I hope people will know more about the reality in Tibet. Shouldn't the police stop the gangs to kill others and burn the buildings? This is not called protest. Let me tell you a simple fact. All students will have exams and they will go to the high schools or universities according to their scores. And the minority will give extra scores, it also includes Tibet people. For example, a Tibet student has 70 scores after the exam, then finally his/her exam will be 80 scores. Me, as a Chinese, my scores won't have any change. I have to study hard by my own to get more scores. So, never think we treat them bad. The facts you know are not enough. If I go to study in Canada, will I get extra scores because I am a Chinese? I don't think so.
• Canada
22 Apr 08
You mean tibetains burn down buildings and kill people? You know when there is politic being involved, it happens most of the time in some countries. Protests aren't violent when they get responses but when they don't get an answer, they do this to get an attention. Maybe your gouvernment should have told them he would discuss this issue after the olympic games...maybe this would be avoided. Sadly enough, you can't have everyone to like you. Even as a single person, there must be soeomeone whom dislike him or her. Nobody's perfect and that's how it is. You want to show the world how China if awesome but look at the United States. It is a powerful country but some people disagreed with the actions of their president. What you should do is to ignore what the others say and just believe in what you think.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
Some Tibetian gangs killed the innocent people and burned the buildings. I don't think it's right to protest like this. Otherwise 911 isn't the result from the terrorism.
• China
23 Apr 08
Hi, youless! Good job, you have spoken out what we want to say. I support you. Whatever, China would be stronger and better day by day. I love China and wish we could host the Olympics successfully!
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Apr 08
As I am annoyed to those rumors and false facts about our country. So I can't keep silent and I shall try to let more people know the real facts and real China.
• China
23 Apr 08
I've read some reports mentioning that many Western people think that Chinese people are mysterious and silent. That is the result of poor communication. It encourage me not to be a silent Chinese. And we are trying to make our voice heard in rational and peaceful ways. There should always be voices from both sides, shouldn't there?
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
I have voiced (penned, rather) my support for the Olympics in another post here http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1483820.aspx, not because China is hosting it, but because the Olympics is a world spectacle in the sporting arena, the pinnacle of sports that brings all the world's best athletes together to compete in a friendly way. It is an event every sports loving person should look forward to. It is just so that China won the rights to host the coming one and not some other country, and it is certainly an honor for them to win the the IOC bid to host such a prestigious event. I just wish as I've said in my previous post that people will not link politics with sports. Even if they differ in their opinions about human rights issues, they should bring this issue up in other forums and platforms, and not try and derail the Olympics. By doing so, they are only out to serve their own agendas, but they do grave injustice to the Olympic movement and to the thousands of athletes whose only purposes are to compete at this world stage in the hope of bringing glory to their country.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I hope more people will have the same thoughts like you. The Olympics is a peaceful competition for human beings. And it's not easy for us to hold it and we have waited for so long time for it. I hope people will know more about China and China is actually making a progress. If you need us to be a perfect country, it's fine, but please give us more time. Boycotting the Beijing Olympics has nothing to do with it.
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
I certainly hope we can enjoy the coming Olympics in a peaceful and competitive manner. If these human rights activists disrupt these Games, they will spoil it for everyone including the athletes and no one will get to enjoy it. Then the future of the Games will be in jeopardy. People have to realize that there's much at stake here for everyone involved to have a memorable Games staged, and not just for the host country.
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@wasim989 (2304)
• India
22 Apr 08
I agree with you that some people can get very jealous over other progress but nothing to be worry about and just continue to support your country.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
Sure, I still support my country no matter what
@wasim989 (2304)
• India
22 Apr 08
Good for you....
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• Canada
22 Apr 08
Okay so you want to divert our attention away from China and into Africa. What is China doing about Africa? What is China doing about terrorist? What is doing about human rights within their own country. When will the Chinese government allow people freedom of religion? When will the Chinese government stop torturing people? When will the Chinese government institute proper environmental controls instead of opening more coal burning generating electrical generating plants. In 1993 77% of all executions worldwide were carried out in China. And let us not forget about the Tiananmen Square massacre. The Olympics and the Chinese policies are 2 different issues. But if by shaming the Chinese government by boycotting the Olympics is what will get them to wake up then lets do it. Mind you I just say we should boycott everything made in China until the Chinese government wakes up and becomes responsible humans instead of the tyrants they are,
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
OK, let's just focus in China. I am a Chinese. I was born and grow up here. I never feel that we don't have a freedom of religion. I don't know where you get your information. Even if when I was delivering my child, the nurse asked what my religion was. As a specific religion may have different ceremony and they had to respect it. As to the executions, I can't say whether it's right or wrong yet. If to the people who really committed serious crimes, they should deserve more than executions. But I also know that maybe due to some mistakes, some innocent people may have the executions, of course it's wrong. Just like the movie called "The Green Mile". If my country has 1 million people, then 77% rate of the executions seem to be so high. But I think you know how many people in my country. If you want to boycott everything from China and this is your way to wake up us, then it's wrong. It doesn't make any senses. As the cost is Chinese people. Government and the people are two different parts. China still goes on. If you ignore it, it still develops. The history still goes forward. An ant can never stop the wheel running.
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• China
10 Jun 08
I think you read youless post with some kind of anger or something. She didn't mean to divert. What she means is that we should give some attention to those people in need instead of doing something meaningless. At least I understand it in this way. Then it's about your questions. If you can raise that many questions, it just shows that you really don't know much about China. Please, at least to show some respect, try to realize more before saying something. I suppose your questions can be easily to answered. Besides, I can ask you the same questions about your country. However with no offence, I don't want to argue about patriotism. I just want those who is not in China, pleeeeeeeease try to use your Internet to know more about the reality. About the terrorist, China give her fully support for anti-terrorist. If you want to ask about human rights, try to know more. Chinese government always people to have their freedom of religion which is written in our constitution. Trust me, every country torture people in some way. This year since June 1, all the plastic bags is banned in China mainland. Besides, I am sure a lot of countries use coal. And that statistic in 1993 which is 15 years ago, have you ever try to realize the situation now? Even though I don't deny that some of the executions were wrongly used, I believe meanwhile every government will used the necessary means to stop crime. In China's case, executions are necessary. Please, I am saying this the third time, try to know more. I am just wondering whether you don't know about China or you don't want to know. If you just believe in those the media says, you will never know the "real" China!! Besides, I am a Chinese as well.
@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
21 Apr 08
Hello youless!:-) I fully support China Olympics, youless! And, I don't like to see politics in it, especially when it is engineered. I am not saying that problem is not real, but the timing and how it is being conducted, which countries are supplying 'things' is politically motivated. There has always been and will always be politics involved, though! There can be no denying that China is rising, and very fast at that. Thus, opposition to anything of it from some powers who feel threatened is only natural. I am not giving my opinion about the issue but the international politics involved with it. There are issues in other places too but for those powers they are not as much politically beneficial to talk about as this one is. I do hope to see athletes competing from all over the world and would like to see this event as successful!
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
Different countries have different problems. When people are rich and live very well, then they will think more about fighting for more rights. Such as women can fight for topless swimming suits as it will be fair as well as men. Men can wear pants to swim, and so do women.
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@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
22 Apr 08
You are right youless, every country has its own set of problems. While we should deal with them as humans, we should not exploit them for other purposes!
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@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
10 Jun 08
I think the world should leave china alone when it comes to olimpics-besides-there are problems with Tibet that other people dont simply know hence they may not have the right information to explain the Chinese policies here-but good sense of morality is all anyone desires to see-China and Tibet had better be talking to resolve their problems, violence won help-but please lets keep Tibet out of the olimpics!
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 08
I think many Tibetans are happy with the present life. In fact few weeks ago I already read a lot of comments from the forums. China really has some beneficial rules for them. I hope more and more foreign people will be able to see it, rather than listening to one side's words only.
@digerati (287)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
hi youless, yeah... jealousy, can lead someone to craziness from being stupid to doing foolish things.. no need to reiterate for it could be incomplete and if to be completed, the possibilities will be endless which are all caused by jealousy.. i am warning everyone jealousy is a dangerous feelings... one must be strong enough to use it positively or sustain it... thus, it must be talked bout asap and not to be kept secretly... think twice, digerati
@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 08
Thanks for your response.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I agree with you. Go for it. Go support the olympics. I am proud for China!
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
Thanks a lot for your support
• Canada
22 Apr 08
First, my view of the world itself. There are many injustices happening in ever country of the world and I feel it is up to those people in that country to find a way to fix it. Not to have other countries come in and literally take over by any means necessary. Second, my view of the Olympics wherever they are held. The Olympics to me should bring a sense of unity and awareness of the greatness of people and cultures of the world. The Olympics is not the time nor place to be bringing the issues facing Tibet forward. I love your country and I too support the Beijing Olympics.
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
I appreciate your views. It is reasonable. Thanks for your support
• Indonesia
22 Apr 08
I suppport the Beijing Olympics too.. I dont really like being involved in politics but whatever it is, I hope everything will get along well.. I saw on TV the preaparation and everything that china have done for this Olympic and I really wish I could afford to go there and feel the excitement directly.. But anyway, since I can afford it, I'll just watch it from TV and still i will support the Beijing Olympic..
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@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Apr 08
Thanks a lot for your kindness, my dear friend. We always welcome you to China