Born or Not to Born in Dragon Years

In: English and Literature

Submitted By quangvinh2512
Words 610
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Written by Pham Thi Le Na
This is my special gift to our beloved students, and hope that we will all fly like dragons this year, guys
I am extremely surprised with the news that this year is going to see an exponential rise in the birthrate in Asian nations, typically, China and Vietnam for the belief that any child who comes in being in this special period is endowed with a lucky life. For years, dragon has been regarded a legendary animal and associated with power, activeness, superiority and other good traits. Hoping that their off-springs to have the same life as the dragons’, millions of young couples try their utmost to have babies and problems, however, remain that the population explosion might happen. According to several experts, this rage is likely to result in a gloomy picture, though.
First of all, that people think children are born this year are lucky purely originates from the unfounded belief, without any empirical research. Second, as they grow up, ready to take the entrance exams and seeking for jobs, competition between babies of this year escalates ceaselessly. The higher unemployment rate on the horizon is imminent, let alone probably an increased crime rate and the shortage of housing. Perhaps, to people working in the real estate, this could be a positive signal, as a result of the fact that the demand for housing during that epoch is on the climb, pushing the price to the rocket and greatly benefiting them while their parents who dedicate their lives to buying houses for their dragon-year-born children are dissatisfied. Put in this context, little kids and then dragon adults are, instead of enjoying a life of a dragon as claimed, working laboriously to be able to find a lucrative job and then purchase a house. Others subscribe to the mindset that owing to the fact that dragons are unreal animals, kids are supposed to be impractical,…...

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