On Vulnerability in China

On every bus and train stop, the announcements or signs remind you to “take care of the old and children”. I really like that.

Even the way that bus drivers drive very carefully when next to mopeds and scooters demonstrates how much this culture values human life and takes care of the vulnerable.

Sometimes, the vulnerable are silly white people who can’t read any signs and need help figuring out where to get hot water or queue for the bus and, in these situations, we’re taken care of, too.

I feel as safe here as I’ve felt anywhere.

(Photo: XingPing water wheel on the Li River, Guangxi Province.)