The Wealth of Nation

Book I

Chapter 1

The 18th century English is hard to read as the book is constructed on many clauses for one sentence.

However, the keen observation by Adam Smith for the national economy is mostly interesting for readers.

In this chapter, Smith explains the divisions of labor and the importance of it.

He thinks, that the more specified the task is (the more divisions a business has), the more efficient the business will undertake.


Traditional Societies’ Women

The female figures of a society usually are the reflections of men–how men in this society treat and think of the women.

Women are in many societies belongings to the men.

Feminists may argue that it is not true, however, in many traditional societies, women are generally submissive to the overpowered men.


The STDs-Free Paper

Imagine you are about to have sex with a new partner, be it a Tinder date, a local bar girl or someone you just recently approached to.

How high is the possibility of you infecting a STD?

Or, would you get infected with STDs?

There is literally no certain way to know unless you both have tested papers.

For STDs, the most common trait of them is being unnoticeable, one can appear fully normal with no serious or conspicuous symptoms.


Trust Issues Self-Diagnosis

I don’t really know how I’ve coped with my trust issues over the years. To a point, where, I stop coping with it anymore.

I am accustomed to my trust issues and I let it root. I stopped trusting people since there really isn’t any good reason to trust anyone.

The trust issues have just always been there, it is a part of me now.


About Sex Education

Internationally, sex-ed has always been a rather prudish problem to talk about. Parents would turn their heads away, teachers are not comfortable to disclose such subject in front of a class of curious and innocent eyes, and children, are curious in essence, they find their own ways of understanding sex.


So This Country of Obedient Men

In China, I always have this sense of feeling that everybody is just so fine with everything.

They can adapt to literally anything.

This bothers me a lot. As new policies come out, no one dares and wants to say no.

Everyone is so reluctant to express their opinions. Even if you ask their opinions, in the end, they would just reply with “What can you do about it anyway?”