It’s really difficult for me to say I love or hate this island.
It is indeed lagged behind in everything and the reason is never the giant neighbor.
For what outsiders see Taiwan as keeping well the Chinese tradition and being the only democratic Chinese society, I see only endless politics and superficial people.
Taiwan is not leading in the region any more, and in many areas it’s definitely going backwards, with many of the arrogant Taiwanese ignoring or refusing to accept it deep inside.
But of course Taiwan has many beautiful mountains, delicious but unhealthy food, and many 7-11 which makes the life super convenient. I live my own life no matter how other people thought.
It should be one of my ideal places for retirement.
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