One Generation no virtuous wife, 10 generations of inferior kids


ManWearPants

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#1
一代无好妻,十代无好儿。

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/mp/appmsg/s...f98af0778792deb8a9c95&scene=2#wechat_redirect

It is in Chinese. sorry no translation. It is basically talking about the role of a virtuous wife. Some may say it is MCP. But this is passed down from the ancient times. Your comments?
 

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JacePhoto

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#2
No wonder your Nic called 'Manwearpants'...

As a man, I sort of agree. But we must adapt w times lah.

No point, we gather together (men) and agree amongst ourselves while the whole put there is changing...
 

Yutaka Go

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#3
I think now the words should be ....

"One generation of ugly wife, 10 generations of ugly kids" :bsmilie:
 

Halfmoon

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一代无好妻,十代无好儿。

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/mp/appmsg/show?__biz=MjM5NzgwODk1Mg==&appmsgid=10079166&itemidx=1&sign=d539bf29d63f98af0778792deb8a9c95&scene=2#wechat_redirect

It is in Chinese. sorry no translation. It is basically talking about the role of a virtuous wife. Some may say it is MCP. But this is passed down from the ancient times. Your comments?
Even bible command woman to listen to their husband. Look at Eve and see how easily they get deceive by satan n temptations.

Coming back to sg.... woman charters must go. It has been abused.
 

ricohflex

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一代无好妻,十代无好儿。
一代无好妻
This part of the saying is going to be true in an unexpected sense, for many PRC men in near future.

The emphasis is on the word "无" which means "don't have"
and not on
"无好" which means "bad"

Because of 1 child policy and favouring male child, there is gender imbalance.
Many PRC guys cannot find a wife and there will not be any descendants.



 

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catchlights

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#8
一代无好妻,十代无好儿。

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/mp/appmsg/s...f98af0778792deb8a9c95&scene=2#wechat_redirect

It is in Chinese. sorry no translation. It is basically talking about the role of a virtuous wife. Some may say it is MCP. But this is passed down from the ancient times. Your comments?
This one also written a few thousand years ago...

10-31 A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need,
reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
but you’ve outclassed them all!”
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!
 

ManWearPants

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#10
No wonder your Nic called 'Manwearpants'...

As a man, I sort of agree. But we must adapt w times lah.

No point, we gather together (men) and agree amongst ourselves while the whole put there is changing...
Don`t read this in a negative and defensive way. It may be old school and chavinistic. I have a friend who is a 怨妇, and the husband really died before his time. There are some truth in what is mentioned in this read.
 

ManWearPants

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#11
一代无好妻
This part of the saying is going to be true in an unexpected sense, for many PRC men in near future.

The emphasis is on the word "无" which means "don't have"
and not on "无好" which means "bad"

Because of 1 child policy and favouring male child, there is gender imbalance.
Many PRC guys cannot find a wife and there will not be any descendants.
My friends from China are telling me a different side. There are lots of single girls who are looking for 高富帅。Usually are values instilled by mother. In China, when they are past 26 , are considered over the hill. That is why got so many worried mothers match making for their daughters.
 

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