LIFE EXPERIENCE

What is the saddest thing about you?

I came to China at the age of 24 and was dumped by my girlfriend. I worked part-time until 3:00 a.m. every night to earn money. In the middle of the night, I vomited and died of food poisoning in the bathroom. I didn’t dare to call. The drug cost was too expensive. I stretched myself on the toilet for three hours and then helped the wall back to bed. I called my parents once a week to tell them that everything was OK.

The 25-year-old family business failure, two people sleep in the same bed, summer temperature 40 degrees, reluctant to turn on the air conditioning. Study every night, go out for an interview every week, and look for a better job. I haven’t bought clothes or eaten meat for a year.

At the age of 26, he helped his parents pay off the debts and had a long-distance relationship with a girlfriend. Wear clothes bought three years ago, work hard, work late every day, eat working meals in the company, and don’t break the habit of learning every night, and prepare for new interview opportunities. I save money to buy diamond rings and propose marriage. My circle of friends has always been happy and happy. When I get sick and cold, I call my parents every week and tell them that they are living well.

At the age of 27, he moved to a new company, bought a house, got married and had a baby. Mortgage, parents, wife and children, rent. When I miss my children and parents, I send them wechat “what are you doing? Have you eaten yet The circle of friends still only send happy good things. Three months ago, I went to the hospital to find out the cancer and didn’t tell anyone. Play games and chat with friends, work hard with colleagues, video, chat and joke with wife and children. I went home to see my parents once a month and went to chemotherapy every week. Jokingly, I told my colleagues that I was getting old fast and I was middle-aged. I worked overtime to tease my wife about my hair loss. I was tired of playing games all night with my parents.

Now I still work hard, I still go to chemotherapy alone (chemotherapy is really painful), I still only send the best things to the circle of friends (my parents and wife like me every day), and I still keep my best condition for others. Now the goal is to make more money and leave it to the wife, children and parents after death.

For me, I have never felt that there is any most difficult and painful day. Life is originally a journey. If you can spend it with someone you love, why do you care about the style of the scenery. Maybe, for me, this journey is just a few stops earlier than parents and children. 

Samuel Whyte

A psychology enthusiast, interested in movies, painting,psychology, hiking, workout etc.

Speaks Chinese and English.

Currently lives in Shanghai, China.

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