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Staying away from complaints about being poor

By Han Mei (China Youth Daily)

09:02, May 19, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

A Beijing-based bank employee recently complained that he is under great living pressure despite an annual income of 200,000 yuan, claiming that he is living at the bottom of society, according to reports by ifeng.com and many other media outlets. His complaint has raised heated discussions among Chinese netizens.

In fact, complaints about being poor have become quite common on Web portals, forums, and micro-blogs in recent years. Complaints such as "Earn at least 10,000 yuan a month before falling in love" and "Own at least two houses and a car before getting married" all aroused intense discussions on the Internet.

A Beijing-based NetEase user said that although it is a bit of an exaggeration to say that young people earning 200,000 yuan a year in first-tier cities are still living at the bottom of society, the complaint has somewhat reflected the great living pressure facing today’s young people.

"An ordinary young person with an annual salary of 200,000 yuan needs to work hard for 10 years to save up enough money for a house in Beijing," the user said.

A mobile phone user commented on Sohu that the ongoing wave of complaints about being poor and heated discussions among Internet users actually reflect young people’s feelings of helplessness in the process of striving for an ideal life.

However, an Internet user said on minyi.net.cn that many people have attributed the wave of complaints about being poor to heavy living pressure, but failed to realize that high expectations, insatiable desires, unsuitable frames of reference can all cause great pressure.

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Jason W. Smith, Ph.D. at 2012-05-2068.97.0.*
These would-be bourgeois elements are disgusting - perhaps they should be rounded-up and sent to learn through labor re-education camps. The heros of the future are youth such as Jabayuwei of Sichuan Province who will greatly inspire Young Pioneers and Young Communists all over the world!
  

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