East vs. West: A Child’s View

I remember this from Zhuhai, China, but it’s been reinforced here in Hong Kong: people are so much nicer to children here than in the US/UK. They smile. They talk to them. They help. They enjoy them.

I, myself, have been guilty of viewing stranger’s children dubiously, like they’re ticking time bombs on a verge of a tantrum, when actually most kids are fine most of the time.

It’s a breath of fresh air. Children, themselves, must also feel it: they are welcome in public spaces, not just tolerated.

3 responses to “East vs. West: A Child’s View

  1. My experience has been that children of certain cultures are better behaved than others.
    I think it has to do with what the parent can tolerate. It is impossible to generalize but children are not always the issue….

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