交通安全與中國社會現況

今天有朋友在facebook談及在中國目睹的一場交通意外﹐在中國城市交通意外比比皆是﹐而且必然引來一群圍觀但鮮有伸出援手的人﹐然後就延伸到中國的社會現況﹐例如透過檯底交易取得駕照﹐路上自我主義等等。

有位年青人回應﹐說中了要害﹕
.....Chinese society is filled with socio-economic stratifications. Therefore, on the road, the ones who drive are supposed to have higher status shields and the ones who walk persumably belong to lower class. That is why drivers yell at pedestrians and other drivers who own less expensive cars. Because they pay big money for their precious cars, they are looking for not only just transportation, but privileges, sense of superiority and satisfaction as well.

然後我也插一下嘴﹕
I agree with your viewpoint on socio-economic stratifications. In recent decades, the urge to attain more power and money is stronger than ever (as far as I know of modern China) as the Chinese learn this mode of survival----that is, with money/power, you can get almost anything.
This social behaviour is going to continue until the country reaches a “threshold”. The question is when and where exactly it is. This is cruel, but true to all mankind---crises bring about changes. With every crisis, big or small, along with other things such as education, prosperity and a more active participation in world affairs of course, China has moved a little step forward. I would like to see more changes coming sooner but I guess I have to be patient to see China moves forward at its current pace. Radical approaches like a war or revolution can change a nation and its people more quickly but compared to traffic accidents and unsafe food, the price is obviously too high to pay. Also there exists a risk that a revolution may even move a country backwards.

Let's also hope that the middle-class will continue to expand and initiate more gradual social movements.
My two cents…..
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by wwjune | 2009-01-10 17:01 | 胡思亂想