I simply can’t get it. Taiwan has accomplished to much over the last decades, but the locals don’t seem to take any pride in it .
I wenton a 3-day hiking trip up a tall mountain recently together with a hiking party consisting of a bunch of NTU professors. I had the misfortune of sleeping next to one of the guys who at 11 PM diverted me with stories about how horrible it was to be Taiwanese, how bad this place was etc…
Mind you, he was part of the intellectual elite here and should be knowledgeable enough to be able to see the pros (as well as the cons) of his country.
Lots of you have run into this attitude, so I gues you know what I mean.
My question to you: Why don’t the Taiwanese take any pride in the fact that Taiwan has done so well as it has?