1 February 2012
A Fading Nation
Parents desire for their children to grow up and have more successful lives than themselves. They pressure their kids to do more and be the best. Nothing was wrong with this picture until China issued the one child policy to all of their citizens. The population rate in China has reached an all time high of over 5 billion people. The Chinese government released the one child policy in hopes to cure their growing population. Although the one child policy, in China, is enforced to cure the population rates, it makes the citizen’s lives difficult unhealthy, poor, and stressful for them to have a single perfect child.
The stress on Chinese parents to have a perfect child is overwhelming. Boys are vastly outnumbered in all areas of China. The want for women to have boys on their first pregnancy is enormous. They want the little boys because they can work in the country sides, and often succeed more in school. The parent’s also want self security for themselves and having a boy assures them of it. Girls grow up and move away to have families of their own, but the boys stay around and take care of their parents when they reach old age. With such a high want for baby boys, lives of baby girls become corrupt and difficult. The average rate of abandoned girls in China is about 100 thousand every year. (China’s Lost Girls. 2004) All these baby girls being abandoned, aborted, and given up for adoption, it leaves the vast majority of the population to be male. When these boys reach a certain age and want to start families, there are not going to be enough women in China for all the males to have families. This has been made more visible by some people in China, but all the families still remain to favor having a boy child over a girl. They are thinking selfishly instead of what will be better for everyone.
Implementing this policy has caused all Chinese citizens to become unhealthy. Not only are the parents...