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The Mis-Education of China

Posted by orangina December 8, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: english, honesty, lies, power of reason

I was speaking with one of the employees at an English school yesterday and he said something very frightening to me. "I think English is a very important language to learn because people don't lie in English. If you read something in English you know it is true." When I assured him that deep down people are the same everywhere and there are dishonest people who speak English so you always have to use your power of reason, no matter what language is being used, he hugged me and thanked me for telling him. I would feel better about this if I thought he reasoned on my argument and agreed. But, I said it in English... so it must be true. Has anyone else run across this attitude? Was it just something this one man came up with himself, or is it a common belief among young adults in China?

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