Wage Gap

“What do you think is the concern of Feminism right now?”

“Equal pay.”

I had this conversation with a girl from London when I was in Vancouver. She self-proclaimed that she was a feminist, and the pressing issue of feminism, is the gender wage gap.

The wage gap is around 4-8%. From a sociological and economic standpoint, the wage gap exists because people tend to take on different jobs. ...READ MORE

Stability VS Risk

When I was in my high school, most of the time I felt this strange feeling of living inside a vacuum.

At that time,  I was smoothly on my way to prestigious and famous universities in China. I was well fed, well slept, well equipped. I got everything I ever needed and I never realized how hard it was for others to obtain that sort of status–studying in one of the top high schools in a second-tier city (just neighbored first-tier cities), having fairly good grades and knew nothing. ...READ MORE

What Ever Happened to Basic Human Decency?

Society is deciding that integrity is a losing proposition.

By Grant Hilary Brenner on Feb 28, 2017, Psychology Today

When I was a child growing up in suburban New Jersey in the 1970s, I was taught by my father to treat others with respect and consideration. I didn’t always do a great job, but the lessons he taught be about being a decent human being have stayed with me. The wisdom of his advice becomes clearer and clearer to me the older I get, and the meaning and importance of treating others with dignity is highlighted in my own efforts to raise my children to be good people, in my personal relationships, and in my professional life. It’s about mutual respect, it often involves making hard choices, and it isn’t always successful. ...READ MORE

Democracy in Canada

During my time stay in Canada, I witnessed a landscape with extraordinary sceneries, well organized systems of infrastructures and the embarrassing situation of the homeless.

For me, the west seems like a free land of all sorts of ideologies, and I don’t want to stress the term ideology much, as I’d like to think of the west has a democratic approach to groups of people in a society, and how, from that, a society flourishes. ...READ MORE

On Leadership, and Dissection of Homeless Situation in Montreal

Whenever one talks about leadership, we think of a person walking in the front of all.

There are, many types of leaderships. This time, I want to document someone who is contagious, charismatic, persistent and intelligent.

Her way of leading almost reminds me of a rather original way of leading.

An old man in ancient China tried to remove a mountain in front of his house. He started by his own, and slowly, his action and motive attracted even more people to do the same thing and join his cause. All because this person kept doing it. Whilst you are consistently doing something, with a goal that is honorable or justifiable, people will hear your voice and subsequently join. ...READ MORE

Nice Guy Syndrome

Here’s the thing about men and women attraction. Nice guys think they should be chosen whenever it comes down to dating. However, have you ever wondered, in your life time, you won’t be disloyal once?

Such nice guy syndrome is just a coating of your insecurities. Decent men do find decent women. And there are quite a lot of decent women, you just need to find them at the right place. If you complain that you can’t score a bitchy looking chick in a bar because you’re too nice, that’s most likely because you don’t match with that chick. And I doubt, even if you do make it, in long term, you’re going to like it if you’re really “nice”. ...READ MORE

What Is Belief to Men?

Last night I went to a charity event held by a church.

The church is located far away from downtown, in a quiet suburban area covered by heavy snow.

When I walked into the church, I saw people hugging and greeting each other. It genuinely felt like a warm place to be, much different than the coldness outside.

“Are you a religious person, Oakley?”

“No, I am not. But I am interested in religions.” ...READ MORE