Living in China now is very easy. Any continent man can live here without a mortgage, rent payments, nor taxes. Without the burdens of sin, rarely is it necessary to go out and do work for money. The economy is very good, and the people here are all busy studying, There’s real free speech on the street. There is no PC to worry about and no anti-intellectual, reading is for faggots attitude.
But to the casual traveler, China is nothing really. Sort of a bad copy of the US in many ways. You see very little Chinese culture on the surface, as opposed to Taiwan or Hongkong. Some areas are like carhell. Some areas outside the big city are in horrible condition, very poor, and perhaps even dangerous.
Yet you can get up anywhere from five to seven AM and practice Taiji in the parks with middle-aged and old folks, sing classic songs in the parks at night (also with the older bunch). In Nanjing you can get a travel card for $25 a year, and there are too many historic sites to see in ten years – most of them from the late 14th century at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. Though the parks are filled with people, they are nicely landscaped with fields of flowers, plum trees, palm trees and bamboo. Though people can be annoying, among the ten million folks here, you’re sure to find an incredible friend – one who also loves ancient China and wants to relive the great culture and morality of that age.
China’s glory is in her past. Ancient China was a fabulous time. The great celibate leaders of thought and culture, Laozi and Confucious, were just two among many. For thousands of years, Chinese did not get married and have children by the dictates of sexual urges, but rather by family duties. This is reflected in their near asexual characteristics, which have developed over countless generations. And even though today has its cheap, imitation qualities (and trying to fix it), though today’s Chinese are unintelligent (and trying to fix it), this ancient culture is also readily accessible with a modicum of searching.