Bitter First, Sweet Later

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The Chinese say, “Bitter first, sweet later”.

This means that it’s difficult to work hard early in life to raise children, but, later, one’s children will serve as a safety net in one’s old age.

Traditionally, it was encouraged to have more children in China.

I disagree that having children is necessary.

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Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (Amazon.com)

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Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (Amazon.com)

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