How often do you complain about your country?

I know our country have many problems, like foods and air pollution.  One of my colleague complained about our country and people every day and every time when we met, now I am afraid to see her, she even complained that to our clients.   I hope we can figure out some ways to fix the problems of our country before she drives us crazy.

Jan 5, 2016 5:57 PM
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I think it is important to make a distinction between "complaining about the government", "complaining about the society" and "complaining about the country"? The last one probably means that someone is unhappy with the climate, lack (or abundance) of natural resouces, some historical events... 


In the situation you are describing (someone complaining about food safety and air pollution) I wouldn't call this "complaining about the country". She is probably complaining about the government, which (according to her opinion) does not deal properly with the problems. At the same time, she may also be complaining about the society, which doesn't realize how serious the problems are.


Calling this "complaining about the country" (which in my mind invokes all 5000 years of Chinese history) seems a huge overstatement.

January 6, 2016

Yes, it is true, East or west, home is the best. 

January 5, 2016

no country is perfect in my eyes, but once you get out of yours, you get to miss home and love it more :)

January 5, 2016

İlayda , your English is better than me. It's sound like fun you can complain something with friends, but it's suffering to listen someone repeating something I don't want  to listen. 


January 7, 2016

sunny and Yannick,  thank two of you pointed those mistakes for me, yes, 5000 years is too long to complain or praise :) . 

January 7, 2016
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