ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
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Apr 16, 2013

Organized Chaos or Just Chaos?

What do you do when the fish you are carrying in an open bucket/bowl full of water on your moped spontaneously jumps out of the water and into the middle of the road of a major intersection?


Why the obvious answer--you stop your moped in the straight middle of the road with cars, mopeds, and bicycles dogging you as you hop off the moped and catch the fish off the road and put it back in the bucket!

This example is just one of many that defines everyday life in China.  John consistently said while he was here, "This isn't organized chaos; it's just chaos."  While in some respects, this is true.  I think that the Chinese are just pragmatic to the point of creating chaos so it's somewhat organized.  It just certainly doesn't seem that way to a Westerner.

The man needed that fish for his family to eat for lunch so he stopped and captured it.  I think this is the approach that everyone takes it China right now.  That's why there is always a sense of urgency and get things done now now now.  

Thoughts for the day...


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