I had an interesting conversation with a Chinese-born friend today. Like me he his going through a rough period in his life due to the economy
and trying to run a business. The first thing out of his mouth as we discussed me assisting him on several projects was-- “you’re negative.”
And then he went into how he is too and what he’s been learning to change things and so forth. It really came off like a lecture. But I gave
him the space to say what he needed to say and believing there were some possible gems to be gleamed along the way.
Nevertheless, I walked away from the conversation feeling more like someone had gotten on my case for not being positive enough or enough of something.
I’m wondering from those of you on the boards who’ve have more experience with relating intimately with the TWese and/or Chinese how to interpret their
way of reaching out to friends and expressing concern. Or if my impressions of the conversation were correct? If they were, how do I handle this in a
considerate matter for the future?