Two Ways To Get Through a Door

Ben Nesvig wrote a thought-provoking post about how to get through a door.

1. Wait until someone comes by and pushes the door open and walk through right behind them.

2. Push through the door by your own effort and initiative.

He said:

“Most people would probably go with option 1. That way they have someone else to blame if things don’t work out. If the door is too heavy to get through or the other side isn’t as promising as it appeared, they have have an out.”

Option 1 is a smart and safe choice, and option 2 is a risky-but-highly-rewarding choice.

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Preliminary Census Results Released

In last November, there is a sixth national population census in China. Now, the National Bureau of Statistics released the preliminary results.

At the end of 2010, China had 1.341 billion people, compared with 1.335 billion at the end of 2009 and 1.328 billion at the end of 2008.

Also, China had 242.23 million farm workers at the end of 2010, which is a 5.4 percent increase compared last year. Because China’s GDP grows 10.3% last year, labor shortages have recently been felt in many Chinese cities.

Last year, 26.88 million Chinese people live below the poverty line, which means their annual incomes less than 1,274 yuan.

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