China is a country where the economy has grown exponentially over these past few years, being on par with the economy giants of the contemporary. However, when the economy flows in too quickly, the people there are still stagnant at their old times where moral values were kept aside, and not acquired.
“Croakk! Phewt!” the driver of the bus spat out of the window when the red lights were flashing.
“Croakk! Phewt!” a random youngster was passing by me spat onto the tiled floor in the concrete jungle.
The boat from the island was about to reach, “The boat back to Xia Men is approaching the dock, please wait for the doors to fully open to board…” in Chinese, and the metallic door sprang open once the boat reached the dock. People were pushing here and there as if the Armageddon was raining into humanity.
The older generation especially forced their way through the already congested waiting area, they pushed, they squeezed, they made their way through the thick crowd, disregarding the meaning of ‘queuing up’ and needless to speak of the spark of decency, they have none. The sticky exposed parts of our bodies were rubbing against each other, sweaty.
They pushed, they pushed, and pushed, almost tripping myself into a fiasco of stampede. I let them board first, and trailed them from behind. This phenomenon happened every time when embarking and disembarking any boats.
I was standing singularly against a pole on the topmost floor of the ship, enjoying the scenery in front of my eyes, in the midst of people of China, mostly.
On my right, there were two aunties posing and pointing their camera here and there, obstructing the general view for the passengers behind.
On my left, there was a group of ladies, holding their selfie sticks, swinging it here and there, just to find the perfect angle for their groupie, disregarding the fact that there were people in their vicinity.
They spoke too loud, their tone was too harsh, they were from China, one of the richest, and the fastest moving economies in the world. I dislike the people from China for being such a lack of civic consciousness. I am sorry if I have offended any of you, but please, we are humans, having the capability to self-reflect, and to be less like animals.
Maybe it is their education that could not keep up with their wealth… Imagine a country having a sudden economy boom, and magically grows it in a short span of time, but the people there are not able to adept to it.