Saturday, February 9, 2013
Warning: These truths may be offensive to politically correct ears.
In Taiwan, besides the boring bland culture, meaningless empty lifestyle, lack of beautiful nature/scenery, ugly drab buildings/architecture, and nasty climate, there are major problems with the people and women that are taboo to mention. But since I prefer truth over fake politeness and political correctness, I will transgress the taboo and openly speak the truth below. A note of warning though: If you have politically correct ears you may find the following uncomfortable to hear.
To break it down, the four biggest problems with Taiwan are:
1) Taiwanese girls and women are not approachable, open or easy to meet at all. They are very stuck up, closed and uptight with a "cold wall" around them. You can't just walk up to them and say hi and meet them. Like cats and deer, they are not comfortable with strangers. They are cliquish and will not socialize with you unless you are invited into their group. They only like to meet guys who are introduced to them by their trusted friends. What this means is that if no one introduces you to a great girl in Taiwan, you are out of luck. Or you can meet them at school and work.
Such restrictions are very limiting. That's what I don't like about overly conservative countries like Taiwan. There's nothing wrong with being conservative, but Taiwan is overkill in that area, and too repressed as well. Everything feels flat and dry, like there's no soul or meaning.
But even if you are introduced to them, they are hard to connect with. After a few minutes or few sentences, the conversation runs dry, like you've run into a brick wall. There's just nothing to connect with. They are like empty shells, not engaging at all, but immature with no social skills and no expression. And since they are stuck up too, that makes them "stuck up empty shells". Ick.
When they talk amongst their friends, they squeak to each other like little mice, acting very fragile and insecure. Very weird. What's worse, they also have difficult personalities, are very picky and flaky, and will dump you at the drop of a hat.
But don't take my word for it. You can easily test this by using free dating sites such as OkCupid, DateinAsia, or PlentyofFish. There are many Taiwanese girls on there (though I don't know why since they rarely answer emails from strangers). Try writing to a lot of them, and you will find that very few will write back to a stranger. And even when they do, they only write a few sentences at most, and then stop after a few emails with nothing more to say.
It's very sad but true. And then you are left wondering "How the hell am I supposed to meet or date them if they can't even hold a normal conversation? WTF?" Other guys who have tried this have reported the same experience.
In contrast, I've never had a problem holding natural meaningful engaging conversations with girls from Russia, Europe, Philippines or even Mainland China. Even girls from the Middle East are very easy to hold an authentic down-to-earth conversation with. So you gotta wonder, what is the problem with Taiwan?
2) Most young Taiwanese are very hard to connect with because they are duds in terms of personality. They are like empty shells and robots with NO PERSONALITY and no expression (except for the most superficial ones). It is very hard to connect with them since there is nothing to connect with. Usually, they are very quiet and have nothing to say. If you try to talk to them, after a few minutes or few sentences, the conversation runs dry, like hitting a brick wall, and you run out of things to talk about. Very weird.
So even if you manage to meet them through "trusted friends", school or work (as mentioned above) you will find that there is very little to talk about, and that it is VERY HARD to hold a conversation with them. They are the LEAST engaging youngsters I've ever met, with no curiosity or sense of adventure.
Normally, you can hold a conversation with someone by asking them open ended questions about things they are interested in (their hot topics) like interviewers do. This is basic conversation 101. But that doesn't seem to work with young Taiwanese. (if it did, I wouldn't have a problem)
Many of the older generation still have some semblance of personality, but not the young generation. When they talk to each other, they squeak like little mice, fragile and insecure. Very weird. They are also cliquish and will not socialize with you unless you are invited into their group.
3) Taiwanese are way too conservative, cold, prudish, uptight and lacking in passion, soul and energy. Their body language is cold, stiff, and devoid of expression, like statues or zombies. It's like they are not even human. Very strange.
They are boring workaholics, essentially cold and practical, with no creativity or imagination. When they eat, they quickly gulf down the food as if finishing the meal is more important than enjoying it. They do not slowly savor the food like the French or Italian people do in their cafes.
To make things worse, Taiwanese are generally stuck up, hard to connect with (due to their lack of personality), and difficult to hold a conversation with (since they are empty, cold, practical, superficial and are not deep, nor do they like to think).
Flirtation is a big taboo in Taiwan. If you tell a Taiwanese girl that she is pretty, you will get a cold "thank you" if you are lucky. In contrast, in many other countries, flirtation creates energy and excitement. It's a great way to meet girls too. But not in Taiwan. In Taiwan, it doesn't get you anywhere and does not score any points, but is viewed as creepish and taboo. So if flirtation is your primary seduction arsenal, you will be sorely disappointed in Taiwan.
As for me, I am very flirtatious, romantic, open, wild, expressive, as well as deep and philosophical, like an Italian casanova. So I find Taiwan to be the worst nightmare, and very suffocating too. I can't be myself here or do what I love. If I try to be myself here, I will be considered a "weird creep". So to me, Taiwan is like the "Island of Kryptonite" from the movie Superman Returns (2006), which saps away all my powers and energy. It's a negative soul sucking energy vortex in other words.
4) Taiwan is ugly and drab in terms of nature, landscapes, buildings, and culture. In all these basic areas, it ranks very poorly. It is lacking in beautiful scenery, nature, landscapes or crisp air (compared to America that is) and its architecture and buildings are ugly and drab. So it is not even good for nature, outdoors fun and architecture.
The air is humid and sticky, not fresh, clean and crisp like in America. And the climate is often unpleasant, either too hot or cold. Even in the countryside or rural areas, there is hardly any open space, fields or pastures to drive or ride horses around in (like you see in Wild West films, nature videos, or any film portraying beautiful scenery).
The culture in Taiwan is very bland and boring, not interesting at all and not even inclusive. The social environment has no energy. Life feels meaningless. There is nothing to grow your soul. Time just passes by and is wasted. Therefore, if you are passionate and soulful (like me), you will inevitably find Taiwan to be empty, dull, flat and meaningless. Eventually, you will regret the time you wasted in Taiwan, which could have been better spent elsewhere.
I have experienced and observed the above countless times consistently in Taiwan, and seen very few exceptions. So please don't accuse me of generalizing. Patterns of differences exist everywhere and it would be a bald faced lie to say that everything is the same everywhere, like brainwashed politically correct fanatics do.
Overall, for the reasons above and more, Taiwan is a very boring, meaningless and miserable place. There's no energy there at all. Nothing to grow your soul or mind, and no interesting culture or people to connect with. Time just passes by and is wasted with no meaning. People are not only stuck up and uptight, but hard to connect with and hold a good conversation with as well, making them "stuck up empty shells". And to top it off, there is no beautiful scenery or nature, and the buildings and architecture look drab and ugly.
In summary and in a nutshell, Taiwan sucks because:
a) Girls are unapproachable, uptight, stuck up, overly shy, paranoid, flaky, empty, souless, hard to meet, difficult to connect with, and cannot hold a good conversation. (compared to girls in most countries that is) They do not flirt, have a cold wall around them, are very cliquish, and will not socialize with you unless you are invited into their group.
b) People are uptight, robotic, cold, stiff, narrow, insular, prudish, overly conservative, workaholic, hard to connect with, and difficult to hold a conversation with. They are empty shells with no personality, devoid of soul, passion and energy. (compared to most countries that is) Their nature is cold and practical, which makes them boring and lacking in creativity and imagination.
c) There is not much beautiful scenery or nature, and the architecture and buildings are ugly and drab. The climate is often unpleasant and the air is humid and not very clean or crisp. (by American standards that is) It's also hard to find open fields, prairies or pastures.
d) The culture is boring and flat, and does not even feel inclusive. There is nothing to grow your soul. Time just passes by and is wasted with no meaning or special memories. Eventually, you regret the time you waste in Taiwan, which could be better spent elsewhere.
I have seen very few exceptions to the above, and countless examples that fit the above. God that sucks. What a terrible place, the most boring I've ever been for sure. Even America is a lot more interesting and exciting than Taiwan. Taiwan ought to win an award for "The most dull and meaningless country".