we walk into the tides

Eternity begins and ends with the ocean's tides.

Guānxi 关系

Guanxi describes the basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence, and is a central idea in Chinese society. (…) At its most basic, guanxi describes a personal connection between two people in which one is able to prevail upon another to perform a favor or service, or be prevailed upon. The two people need not be of equal social status. Guanxi can also be used to describe a network of contacts, which an individual can call upon when something needs to be done, and through which he or she can exert influence on behalf of another. In addition, guanxi can describe a state of general understanding between two people" - Wikipedia

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

- ― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

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