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Have you ever felt like this? You always feel that you are not good enough, so you are anxious? You don’t know what will happen in the future, so you are often worried. Or sometimes you have insomnia? If you often feel like this, I hope you can relax a bit. Because these mental internal frictions may make your life more and more tired. Mental internal friction, which means that people are excessively worried, anxious, and they often insomnia, which would make themselves feel more and more tired. Recently, on the Chinese Internet, there was a video called "Three days back to the village where my second uncle fix my mental internal frictions". This video was released on July 25th, and by mid-August, it had more than 40 million views. We can say that this video has gone viral. At the same time, this video has also caused a lot of controversies. What kind of video is this? Why does it go viral? Let’s find out today.
First of all, do you know which family member 二舅 is? In English, we can say uncle, but in Chinese, it is very different. "舅" means your mother's brother. Then you may ask， ‘is the father's brother also called uncle?‘ Actually, the father's brother is different and should be called "叔". Then, the "二舅" in the video should be the brother of the video author's mother, and he is her second brother, so he is called "二舅". If it is the mother's first brother, it should be called "大舅". So, what is the story of this second uncle like and why do so many people in China are talking about him?
This video is only 11 minutes long. In the video, the second uncle lives in the countryside and is 66 years old this year, but his life sounds unfortunate. The second uncle had a fever when he was a child, but he met a bad doctor who gave him four injections a day on his butt. Later, his legs were not good, and then he became disabled. Although the second uncle was very smart when he was a child and often won first place in the school in primary and middle school examinations, he never wanted to go to school after he became disabled. His teachers visited him three times, each time persuading him to keep going to school. But the second uncle just lay on the bed and didn't say a word. In the third year after being disabled, one day, he saw a carpenter coming to work at his house. After watching him work for three days, he said that he learned from it, and he knew how to do carpentry. Later, the second uncle started carpentry for others and earned his living. The second uncle is very good at carpentry. When his sister got married, he also made almost all the furniture for her, including tables, chairs, beds, and so on. It was the 1980s and China was still very poor. The second uncle can make so much furniture, and everyone thinks he is amazing. Now, the second uncle is still helping the villagers to make and repair furniture for free. At the end of the video, the author says:
"So you see, the happiest person in the world is the one who doesn't need to take responsibility for others, and the second happiest person is the one who never looks back. Who didn't regret it? People often find out when they are about to die that the biggest regret in life is regretting their regrets in the past all the time. Regret is the foreplay of the protagonist's rise in the movie, and the poison that sinks people in life. "
This video resonated with many people. To resonate means to make different people feel the same way about a thing. Many netizens said that this video really cured their mental internal friction. Especially some young people who have just started work and are under a lot of pressure, but this video shows them the confidence and hopes to overcome the pressure. There are also many people who question this video. To question means to feel that a thing is not true, or that a thing is not as good as it looks. Those people who questioned said the video made them feel uncomfortable because society should not glorify suffering. To glorify, to make a thing look/sound better than it actually is. They felt that the second uncle's suffering should not be glorified, because his suffering was a social cause. The country and society should reflect. Reflecting means thinking about where you are not doing well and how you can do better. They feel that the country and society should reflect on how to make people's lives fairer. If they just glorify misery, it's bad for the country.
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