First Comes First - A Confession
I have a confession to make.
I grew up in China. But I did not start being serious about traveling and getting to know the various regions of the country until more recent years.
So when I came to the US at a young age, my knowledge about the country was very fragmented. At the time, I did not realize that.
Leaving the Old and the Slow
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I could not sit and watch China’s seemingly slow modernization process and took an “expedited” approach. I arrived in an airplane at a country that’s half a globe away from where I was born, a country that was widely considered the best country in the world. After all, impatience seems to be the trade-mark of young people.
So, one can imagine how happy I was to leave China and everything associated with it. Who would need to understand the culture, history or the literature from thousands of years ago? After all, we are moving at the speed of motor vehicles, airplanes and space rockets. I was happy to not be bothered by anything old and slow…