Foreign students' sense of security
Recently, watching social media, there are many discussions on the safety of foreign students, suddenly remembered a funny thing.
As the "capital of the South" of the United States, many residents in Atlanta are descendants of former Negro slaves. Before I came to study in China, I and my nephew devotedly searched the Internet for all kinds of quizzes about how to be in peace and security. I remember how terrible one overseas student described here: in the evening, the subway is full of black people and incredible Looking at her, "eyes are almost green." Wait out of the subway exit, walking in the street, and all black. Most scary is that a black man went directly to her and said "can not give money to buy food," so he can only tremble 20 yuan to each other.
"Such a terrible place, I will never come again!" The girl wrote angrily.
When I came here, I found out that many blacks suddenly came out and asked you for money - the little girl was intimidated by the vagrant on the street.
Wherever you grow, no one fears beggars just like monsters, but negative emotions seem to be easier to magnify when they are unfamiliar - loneliness, fear, lack of confidence, marginalization, and sudden sightings .
It's like falling into a situation that's hard to explain. In the United States, I started to listen to people over and over again, singing "Life does not meet, moving as the participants," "endless woods rustling, not to the Yangtze River billows" "hard bitter frost Fanzao, down new stop cloud of wine," I do not know these Back in more than two decades of how the word became so blink of an eye blink of an eye.
This fragile so clear, no one can escape. For example, Emily, a friend I met in Atlanta, had just six months when she first came to the United States. She cried every night at midnight and thought of divorce.
She had just graduated from a master's degree of "985" university at that time and married her fiancé who was studying at the end of her graduation ceremony. After three days of the wedding, she went to the U.S. embassy for a visa. In the United States, where they lived a typical international student life, they shared a two-bedroom home with their classmates in a suburban apartment, drove to school every day, her husband went to work in the office and Emily slipped on campus. On weekends, they drove to the suburbs of Chinese neighborhoods to eat Chinese food in a restaurant.
The equivalent of a long stretch of freeway exit on Beijing's Fifth Ring Road, Emily was already home to many, but she did not dare to walk alone in a commercial street a few minutes' walk from the school. There, the popular Taiwanese salt and pepper chicken snack bar, the exquisite botanical garden nearby and the locals favorite market are all beyond the student life track.
t, there is often a gap between personal feelings and the real situation, especially on the topic of "many dangers abroad". Take the United States, the rules and regulations on personal safety in public places very fine protection. A while ago a news is that a Chinese living in New York to give the child to the band, the elderly inexperienced, his own key to the grandson - the key holder with a small Swiss army knife.
The schoolboy with this "weapon" went to school and frightened his classmates. The schoolmaster also found it incredible: how can parents let their children bring their tools to school? More dangerous ah.
So the junior high school student was suspended for a week because of this "bad nature" mistake and spent two years relegating from a "genius class" to a regular class.
Do not think this punishment is heavy. A high school student in Flushing, New York, who deliberately took the knife to school and was arrested by police and sued for "illegal arms possession".
The United States has a high crime rate, and many of them are crimes that do not seem like such a thing at all. Guns death toll is very prominent, more than half of themselves hit their own.
Only, know so much truth, I also appease poor inner. Every unexplained shooting details revealed by the media is repeatedly chewed inside. Walkig in the downtown areas of the big cities of New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, there is no sense of security in hometown.
From a certain point of view, our hearts are empty. When the return of the country is approaching, many people will rub free shopping malls to Exotics to the outer suburbs, a lot of home looks like it will be very expensive, printed with a small trademark brand-name leather - otherwise, why Is it worthwhile to prove that we have compressed our basic needs here?
Emily's journey back home is not smooth. First, her mother-in-law furious "how could such a waste of my son's money", open the video of her scolded overseas. In order not to waste money, Emily took a private life: to help others bring a cat back to China, just to pay the air ticket offset. Arrived on the day, near cat cat hair allergy, she was invited by the airline plane. Take a plane arrived in Seattle, when the transfer to Shanghai, China flight early left. Domestic airlines ask her: Who told you to agree to get off the plane? We are not responsible for this.
Returning to Seattle for a two-day tour. After meeting Emily in summer vacation, she said that she has adapted to the immediate life, which is marriage.
Actually, we all did this. We know that life is hard and helpless for the inner weakness, but we have to work hard.
After all, what may be the thing that scares us?
I live in the community, close to the city center, surrounded by many tramps. Neighbor Henry, a carefree young whites, likes to go out for walks with us after dinner. Once, I cherish the villain's heart, to see if he faces the black people who rushed for money will not be afraid. As a result, he did not mean the mood swings.
"I did not bring any money, but I hope you'll be lucky later!"
The other laughed: "Thank you, brother! Happy weekend."