Tuesday, August 30, 2011

taiwan's middle class sickness

last week i went to visit my taiwan relatives. the mother in this family, like many taiwan middle class parents, is on a health kick. her cooking is totally tasteless,thanks to the absence of fats and salt, and other things that normally go into cooking, all in the name of making her kids healthy. needless to say, her kids have zero appetite, and suffer colds all the time.
this time, i said " let's order pizza tonight". the boy in this family suddenly hugged me like he had been starving for some real food. this set off an alarm for me.
when the pizza got there, i saw he had been crying before coming downstairs. seems mom had been telling him " remember your cold, pizza will make it worse" etc. i gave him two pieces and told him to eat up. he got the same nagging in the background, "remember your cold" and "remember your stomach, don't eat too much" even before he had taken a bite. i told him " eat up dude, you'll grow strong!" he laughed and went to work on the pizza like a kid from Somalia.
what is taiwan's middle class sickness? it's their total stupidity when it comes to knowing what's best for their children. they take whatever health advice/"evidence" is on TV as the gospel, instead of reference,and force it on their families.
like fats. everybody is trying to cut fats. but children need fats for their brains to grow.the brain is composed almost entirely of CHOLESTEROL! if you don't eat eggs, your brain will shrink!! look it up!
then taiwanese spout utterly stupid things like "eat ice cream in the winter, it will warm you up". take a good look at KURLIEAN PHOTOGRAPHY of someone eating ice cream! his body core turns BLUE , because it's almost ZERO DEGREES CELSIUS, dumb fuck! people have died in blizzards because they ate snow to hydrate and it dropped their core body temp to zero!
and anyway, colds are caused by a virus. pizza, whatever, doesn't make a bit of difference, dumbass yuppies!
the real reason for this societal sickness is because chinese culture in general only teaches suffering. a culture that only values the ability to suffer will in the end only transfer suffering onto others.
i hope this little guy rebels and becomes hooked on meat, cheese, eggs, bacon. i'd rather him reach adulthood than nirvana or some other nonsense like that. anal parents are doing more harm than good, if they do any good at all.

1 comment:

  1. lol great insights man, been going thru your blog , I guess you're right about almost everything you encountered in this place, after all , we are who we are for many historical reasons, and most of it just make the story more sad, it's not easy to get rid of all the shitty things, it takes time and brave individuals, anyways , thanks for your effort, I can see that you share the same feelings as most people who want to make it a better country here. Hope we can exchange more thoughts, Facebook: mosashong