Show off the rich and show off the poor

  In the ongoing New York City-level job competition, Liu Alco, who was once the leader of the Comptroller (equivalent to the Chief Financial Officer), ran a negative news.

  Liu Minyi, who was immigrated to Taiwan from his childhood with his parents, is the pride of the New York City Chinese. This time he campaigned for a higher position and repeatedly mentioned the hardships he had grown up in the new immigrant family. He told voters that when he was seven years old, he worked in the blood and sweat factory where his mother worked, and reduced the financial burden for the family. He hoped that he knew that a penny was hard to come by.

  However, the image created by Liu Yiyi’s painstaking efforts was found by an English-language newspaper reporter to be inconsistent with the facts. In an interview with reporters, Ms. Liu said that she did not actually work in the garment factory, but only took the work home to do it. Liu’s father also told reporters that his son’s “helper” is not actually to supplement the family, but to earn more pocket money for himself. The reporter also found that Liu’s father was a senior staff member of a bank. Liu came to New York and soon bought a big house in the wealthy Bessa area. The newspaper also published an editorial for this purpose, saying that Liu Yiyi’s growth from a new immigrant to a city councilor in New York City has already fulfilled the American dream, and there is no need to deliberately paint his own experience.

  The two sides of this slobber lawsuit have their own words, and they have no disputes. So far, no one has been separated. Interestingly, however, this happened at the same time as the beginning of the new semester in China. The “rich second generation” and “poor second generation” once again became hot topics from the university campus to the newspaper network. According to Chinese standards, Liu Yiyi, even if it is not a rich second generation, should be calculated from the Xiaokang home. If he really deliberately described himself as a bitter child, this is already puzzling, and the newspaper has This is called “whitewashing”, it is even more incredible.

  In China, it seems more common and more logical to show off the rich than to show off poverty. The “rich second generation” is obviously an active group on campus. They are very prosperous and have a high voice. They like others to talk about their sources and like to look like they are inadvertent. I hint at my own goodness. The “poor second generation” is reticent. They have no eye-catching lines and no enviable talks. Many people even deliberately avoid talking about their parents and families because they do not want to pity or ridicule.

  In fact, in the United States, people born with gold spoons may also take advantage of the innate advantage, from the political Kennedy family, the Bush family to the Donald Trump in the mall, the Murdoch family, and the second generation. Under the support of their fathers, they easily jumped on the steps that others might not be able to overcome in their lifetime.

  But the difference is that the universal social values ​​of the United States have not created an atmosphere of envy and worship for the “rich second generation”. They get more whipping and blaming. Hilton’s beautiful daughter, Paris Hilton, was ridiculed by the media because of nothing. When Bush was president, there were opponents who banged the tambourine and screamed at the entrance of the White House every day: “How do you find it?” Work? Your father, your father.”

  In the United States, if the “rich second generation” wants to win the respect of others, it must make more efforts to prove that they can be blue. I once interviewed the great-grandson of the futurist school master, Buruk, the New York artist David Blyuk. He said that being born in the Beluk family made him feel a lot of pressure because he felt that his performance could not exceed Zeng Zu.

  Perhaps, when the American ancestors crossed the ocean with the Mayflower and arrived in the North American continent, they were already destined to become an important part of the American spirit. The emphasis on independent individuals in American culture also makes it easier for people to focus on personal achievement rather than family background. In this sense, the lower the starting point, the more the value of personal struggle can be revealed. Therefore, for the second generation, “showing the poor” is more popular than “showing the rich”.

  For the one-child generation in China, the notion that “parents are mine” may be difficult to change, or it is a fact. But the problem may be in the words “rich second generation” and “poor second generation”. It is not easy to see people after they are labeled differently. In fact, it is not just a glorious one that can be inherited. The surname, the toughness and courage of the father’s path through the thorns, is the same for the poor and the rich.