PureInsight | June 5, 2013
[PureInsight.org] I read an article the other day titled “Showing off Wealth Makes Others Look down upon You”. It discussed the Japanese education system in which wealthy students were discouraged from showing off their family wealth. Students picked up in luxury cars or living extravagant lifestyles were considered shameful, because it indicated their own inability and reliance on others. Whether public or private, Japanese schools treat students equally, such that a student’s family financial status cannot be predicted based on clothing and lifestyle. Furthermore, family income and the parents’ job responsibilities were not included in student files. The rich second generation are frowned upon in terms of employment and marriage; some cannot even find a proper spouse. It appears Japanese society frowns most upon the rich second generation.
In contrast, coming from a rich family in China always means superiority. Students compete with each other for family wealth and expensive clothing. Teachers discriminate against students based on their family income, power, or looks. The parents’ workplaces and titles are on file so that teachers can refer to them whenever needed.
Throughout Chinese history, the responsibility of teachers has always been to pass on traditional culture and knowledge to the students, as well as to answer their questions. However, nowadays teachers teach students evil CCP (Chinese Communist Party) culture which promotes atheism, hatred and violence. Students have lost the original righteous standards for becoming good people. They do not know what to live for and have an empty conscience. Aside from eating, drinking, playing, and seeking material possessions, students really do not know anything else. A language teacher once claimed in class, “Whoever opposes the CCP is our enemy.”
Before Jiang’s Regime and the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, I was a middle-school teacher. I taught students the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. They liked these principles very much and felt the power of compassion and the pleasure of being good people. This also made their studying more interesting and relaxed.
After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, the regime tried various ways to defame and stir up hatred towards Falun Gong. Lies slandering Falun Gong such as the so-called “1,400 Suicide Cases” and the “Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident” became incorporated into textbooks. Such propaganda content also became included in exams, forcing students to lie and defame Falun Gong in order to obtain good grades. Every time I encountered these exam questions, I clarified the truth to students and explained the danger of the “correct” answer. As a result, under the threat of the “610-office” (a security agency of CCP, which is coordinating and executing the persecution of Falun Gong), the Education Department officials later stopped me from teaching.
In 2010, when I was released from prison, I met a former student who was very excited to see me. She said, “I did not sink into misery when my husband divorced me, because the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance had changed me. In today’s materialistic society, I can remain calm, because I have not forgotten the three words, ‘Truthfulness’, ‘Compassion’ and ‘Forbearance’.”
At a train station, I came across a student I had taught in high-school, who had changed jobs several times after graduating college. He said, “I have always remembered and followed the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance that you taught me, even if it meant material or job loss. By acting in accordance with my conscience, I lead a happy and peaceful life. We students care very much about your safety.”
Students are like containers; they are characterized by whatever is put inside of them. If we instill in them Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, they will become good people, whereas instilling lies, evil, and belligerence will turn them into bad people. Because the CCP culture promotes such lies, evil, and belligerence, it can only make people against traditional values and into bad people. It can only bring endless disaster for society and families.
The world needs Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Students and the education system in mainland China need Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance all the more!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/118332