German good habits and good quality, worth learning



First of all, I would like to talk about the “Germany prohibits preschool education” that is often seen on the Internet. German children are not stupid before going to school, they are playing, and the Germans have their own understanding of the pre-school education, and the children will learn something. Their bags are not smaller than ours.

For example, in kindergarten: the teacher will teach the children how to take home by public transportation. If you follow the traffic rules, you should not speak loudly in public, or even how to carry out the education of observing social order such as garbage sorting.

And if children are interested in certain subjects, such as music, art or sports, they have the right to study in some schools or institutions, and some are free.
There is a book about children’s education in Germany, which is very popular. Struwwelpeter, with many absurd and witty stories, tells the children what is right and what is wrong. They pay most attention to the child’s character and moral cultivation. Many good habits are also the result of education from a small family.

For example, self-care ability: such as diet, sleep, excretion arrangements, self-care ability training.

For example, rule awareness: food in your own dish must be eaten; you must eat the food before you can eat snacks.

For example, love: Many families will raise small animals, such as puppies and kittens, at home, so that children can take care of the weak lives in the process of caring for small animals.

For example, strong: After the child falls, as long as it is not very serious, parents will not immediately help, but let them learn to stand up.

For example, respect: Tell your child to respect the privacy of others. Many German parents do not go through the children’s things without the child’s consent.

For example, courtesy: German parents will say bitte (please) when they ask for help, and then say danke (thank you).

For example, financial management: German parents will very strict control of the amount of pocket money, will allow children to do some simple housework to get pocket money, to avoid getting something for nothing.

For example, bear the consequences: a German mother said to her son who is always late. “Unfortunately, I can’t drive you to school. It’s a blame for yourself. You can choose to give up breakfast or be late.”

For example, taking responsibility: a severe German family, if the child forgets to put dirty clothes in the laundry bag, he has to continue to wear dirty clothes.

For example, the integrity: German parents will lead by example, and often tell the children, to abide by the agreement, can not easily vow, promised things, must be done within the prescribed time.

For example, self-confidence: German parents attach great importance to the self-confidence of their children, even if it is a little progress, parents will give more encouragement and appreciation, because they know that children from a small source of confidence are parents. They also never deny the goodness of their children in other aspects.

For example, cooperation: In Germany, whether at home or at school, they will deliberately organize some group activities for children. Because there is such a sentence in Germany (one person’s effort is addition, one team’s effort is multiplication.)

Let’s take a look at the good habits they have when they grow up.

Reading: Germans often hold a book in their hands. On the subway, there are fewer people playing mobile phones and more people reading books. In Germany, if you pay attention to see bookstores of all sizes, there will always be many readers in the bookstore. Paper books in this electronic society seem to be still popular in Germany. 91% of Germans have read at least one book in the past year, 23% have read between 9 and 18 books, and 25% have read more than 18 books a year.

Courtesy and modesty: Courtesy and modesty are actually a broad mindset. Once I encountered an accident at the German high-speed, the two-row cars were one, because there was an emergency, and one of the cars on my left slowed down and let me pass. If you take the subway when there are many people, you will also find that the person standing at the door will take the initiative to get off the train first, so that the person who needs to get off the train will get back on the train.

Punctuality: Most Germans can abide by the prescribed time. The punctuality mentioned here is not only for Germans, but also for public transportation in Germany. In the absence of accidents, every subway and bus can follow the timetable. The time arrived at the station on time.
Focus on family: Germans pay more attention to family than work-oriented. They will go home and reunite after work, rarely go home because of socializing, and spend more time on their families during holidays.

Notepad: Almost every punctual German has a notebook. This notebook does not have to be related to work, but it must be related to his or her life, such as recording important things or making appointments.

Obey the traffic rules: Germans abide by the traffic rules (not all, of course, there are pedestrians with red lights), especially drivers, because it is about the safety of themselves and others. Driving in Germany basically turns on daytime running lights, and when they change lanes, they not only have to look at the rearview mirror, but also turn to see if there is a car in the blind spot area (when you have a driving license).

Focus on quality of life: Germans are definitely not a vain nation. They would rather spend their money on quality life, even though they can make the world’s top cars. For example, they will spend 200 euros to buy a thermos pot instead of a Gucci wallet. They will spend 500 euros to buy a kitchen utensil instead of a LV bag. They will spend thousands of euros to maintain their garden instead of one. Burberry coat. Because they know that real luxury is the quality of their lives, not a bag or a coat.

Environmental protection: Germans rarely litter because they know the importance of the environment, even if they are in a foreign country. I climbed a mountain with a German in China. Since I didn’t find the garbage bin, the German took her own popsicle stick and went down the mountain. After I found a trash can, I threw it away.

Rigorous: Their rigor comes from the consideration of details, such as every egg bought in a German supermarket, there will be a label on it, and you can use this label to understand the growth environment of the hen of this egg.

The spirit of the contract: In our opinion, many Germans are very rigid and will not even be flexible, but this is because of the “contractual spirit” that culture and childhood have developed. They simply do not make promises, but the promised things must be Will do it. With a guarantee, we have a commitment to the quality of German brands.

Unyielding: Why are German cars much more expensive than ordinary cars? Why are German pots tens or even hundreds of times more expensive than regular pots? Why do German Miller washing machines cost tens or even hundreds of thousands? Why is MadeinGermany a symbol of high quality? The German products of a hundred years ago were fakes ridiculed by the British, but because of their focus and persistence, they have the guarantee of quality today.

Obey the social order: Every German will almost always abide by social order, such as queuing. Whether it is people waiting in line or car traffic jams, there is rarely a queue.
Public ethics: If you pay attention, you will find that most of the time public places in Germany (except during the game) are very quiet, almost everyone is whispering, and there are very few loud voices. (except fans and drunks).

Compassion: Most Germans will take the initiative to help the weak, the disabled or the elderly. The old man’s fall will happen in Germany, but someone will come to help, and there will be more than one. When you encounter a disabled person, someone will take the initiative to help.

Patriotism: Germans rarely say that they love their country more often, and often irony the unreasonable place in their country. But from their insistence on using the products produced in their own country, it is not difficult to see their patriotism, and of course their confidence in their products. If you encounter an international game, then you can definitely feel their strong patriotic feelings.
Respect for life: When encountering special vehicles (police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, etc.), the civilian vehicles will actively lean over to allow special vehicles to pass.

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