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Man exploits motherly love

Updated: 2013-09-30 09:25
( China Daily)

A woman in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, was aggrieved after coming to know that her son was having problems finding a parking space near his office and was thus getting delayed for work almost everyday. So she decided to ride with him to work and, after he got out of the car, finding space to park. Parents should care for their children, but what the man's mother is doing is ridiculous, says an article in People's Daily. Excerpts:

It's natural for parents to love their children, but they should also inculcate in them a sense of social responsibility. Blind parental indulgence could spoil a child and make him/her a threat for society.

A grown-up son should feel ashamed to let his mother drive him to office and then take pains to park his car. Why can't a man take care of his personal and official affairs without the help of his parents?

About 7 million students graduated from colleges this year, but only about 30 percent of graduates from some universities are likely to find suitable jobs. Surprisingly, while it is difficult for graduates from eastern China to find a job, the western part of the country is badly in need of talents.

The lack of talents in the west is one of the most important reasons why the gap between eastern and western China is widening. Perhaps graduates from eastern China should start seeking employment in the western part of the country. But for that, they have to be self-sufficient, unlike the man in Hangzhou.