Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chinese youth wastes time, grades suffer

The Beijing News quotes a young student lamenting a precipitous decline in his academic achievement:

In the past, when I was in middle school, I used to get grades that were good enough to enter a really good university.

It is because of the influence of heroin that I was only able to go to junior college.

The quote above has been edited with heroin replacing the grade-destroying influence actually cited by the student.

So, to what does this youngster attribute his performance decline?

  • alcohol

  • too much time spent watching the Beijing Olympics on TV

  • too much time watching TV in general

  • a demanding girlfriend/boyfriend

  • an American "muscle car" obsession

  • time devoted to his role as a Wikipedia editor

  • a growing addiction to body modification

  • environmental activism

  • masturbation

That last one is basically correct in that the young fellow spent way too much time looking at "pornography on the internet". Surely that would be great preparation for a career in gynaecology or perhaps proctology.

Update: Given the growing female shortage, internet porn will be the closest many Chinese males get to experiencing the real thing, although there is Roxxxy.


Anonymous ar said...

When I think back I barely spent enough time masturbating.

I note the student wasn't blaming himself, but rather the amount of porn on the internet. Sounds like he's asking the Chinese government to apply some glorious morality filters or something to help reduce unproductive time-wasting.

3:31 PM  

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