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  1. Appropriate topic please.
  2. @Annoynymous I'm not trying to overgeneralize. I know they are not all in blue. Why would I make a friend from there? I'm talking about only the ones in blue, if I have to deal with them.
  3. It's the opposite. If they are stage blue, and you are beyond that, normally, you get to hear all their opinions, ideologies, and small talks. They could be overly friendly at first. Later, there will be distance from them. Have you worked with stage blue ppl? Just keep it very professional.
  4. Hmmm...wait. After posting these, I just got through talking to my friend on the phone. He's gay, and he's from mainland China, studying his master's in the US. I told him this, and he said that he is openly gay and making mainland Chinese friends here in the US. So, basically, he's saying that it's not always true that everyone is in stage blue. Hmmm...ok. That's interesting.
  5. I agree with you on the stage blue part. China is homogeneous. Many of them have a lot of trouble adjusting, not just with English, but with seeing different ppl. For example, if they see an interracial couple walking or sitting together, they will laugh out loud or keep gossipping about them. They stick together in their own groups. Be careful of using what I said as a stereotype. Not all are like this. Some have adjusted. It happens with stage blue ppl anywhere in business, in jobs, etc. No, a Chinese American is definitely not the same as someone who is newly from China. They will ask me if I'm Chinese. I am from a South East Asian country originally. I think some of them expect me to say, "yes, I am Chinese." Otherwise, they will think I'm lying because how am I able to speak Chinese? Oh, well, I don't care. For a stage blue person, they don't understand. If they are stuck, they will hold on to their beliefs and be suspicious of petty labels.
  6. @Annoynymous what country do you think I'm from? I'm not from China. I know China is communist. Most ppl in the US know that. I have never been to China.
  7. Yeah, ok, I get your point. You can't just say that all hope is lost and forget about them. Nope. But, my point is, how do we make small changes being who we are? For instance, in my case, I know how to speak Chinese (Mandarin), and plan to teach it. What can I do here in the US to contribute to a gradual change in someone's mindset? Let's say this person is someone from China, a Chinese student perhaps, in the US for the first time? Maybe it's someone from the US going to China. China is no longer completely isolated. Otherwise, it will become like North Korea. Human beings by nature are capable of going up the spiral (SD). You could see the generation gap.
  8. So, now what? We still have to wait and see what the Senate will do. Trump will most likely be in his office and not be kicked out.
  9. This defector used to be an ambassador to Denmark and other countries and saw a difference. He looks like he's not afraid to speak out to bring about positive changes toward democracy, even in China. I think this clip is informative and makes me think about the approach to my life purpose. How do we change ppl's thinking when they grew up in such environments? It can't all of a sudden happen.
  10. Knowing that life continues even after you're in a relationship.
  11. I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon. Myanmar has a history of ethnic cleansing of different groups, big wars/small wars. The world doesn't really get to know about it.
  12. Ok, good. But, even though it's a secular one, it didn't support very well Rohingya Muslims who are refugees crossing the border into Bangladesh. I saw a documentary saying that border guards told them, "Get lost stupid Burmese!" See, being secular doesn't mean justice and equality. I won't go into the graphic details of some of their stories of what happened to them. It's disgusting.
  13. @Annoynymous ok. Interesting. Yes, I did get the info from non-Muslims. The thing is, I have interacted with both Muslims and non-Muslims there. Yes, most are in stage blue but in different ways.
  14. Just wanted to share my thoughts on this topic. Hypothetically speaking, if the world evolved into tier 2, this topic would not even be an issue. Imagine a world where everything is based on the principles of enlightenment without the influence of fundamental religions. The laws of the world would definitely be different. Well, it isn't right now. If you want the world to move in this direction, do a cunning life purpose even if you didn't get a full blown enlightenment experience. Think of a life purpose that will move the world in this direction. We've been talking about enlightenment all the time, so you must be understanding something, at least, about it. ___________ Having said that, the world is far from that. First off, if you want to understand this topic better, it will help to have stayed in India for years. If you just look at the masses of Hindus and Muslims and mingled with them, ask yourself, "Are they in tier 2?" Probably not. Probably in stage blue. I would say, perhaps, if we are talking about Muslims in India, what is the percentage of Muslims in India? Maybe, 40-50%? Just a guess. It's a very large group. Here in the US, they are not a large group like that. The question, I noticed, for many non-Muslims is, "If India becomes majority Muslims, will the laws of India become Islamic instead of a democracy, like it is now?" When Pakistan was created from India, it became a country with majority of Muslims and with Islamic laws. Bangladesh is also a country with Islamic laws and the vast majority Muslims.
  15. @Anna1 I added something else to the other post. Earth is far easier to study in science. It's probably going to take a miracle, maybe, to convince science to study enlightenment, and for it to become mainstream. I'm just making a comparison between studying the Earth in science and studying enlightenment. Earth is more tangible and easy access, so ppl don't think it's make-believe. That was the point I'm trying to convey.