2010年1月13日 / 966次阅读
Recently, most of the people have been discussing one thing ---- a Chinese guy named Zhanglei who was educated in America donated 8888888 dollars to his alma mater which is the famous Yale University. He has succeeded in his career and he said Yale University had changed his life and he just wanted to show his gratefulness.
Different people got different opinions about his donation.
Some people said this guy was not a patriot, he donated a large amount of money to an American university and on the contrary he didn’t donate any money to a Chinese university, and after all, he had graduated from Renmin University in China.
Some people said his donation was a big shame to Chinese education system, and it is obvious that Renmin University didn’t change his life even though he once been a undergraduate student there.
Some people gave supports and understandings to his donation, they said it was great for him to show his gratefulness to Yale University which deserved to receive it.
And some people who are full of imaginations said it was just a showcase, Mr. Zhanglei just want to enter the upper class in America.
Why were so many people interested in it and why did they talk about it? I think it is merely because of the number 8888888 which is such a big amount that most populace will never earn it even though they spend their whole life making money. As a result, they talked about it just like gossips of famous people. But before this happened, Mr. Zhanglei was not a star of business, and the event of his donation was not a gossip anyway. So they began to comment on Chinese education system, on patriotism, and their comments also includes their own complex feelings.
Mr. Zhanglei donated money to Yale University, and this event is all about gratefulness. I think if his life was changed by Renmin University, he would donate money to it too. There is nothing about patriotism. Let’s imagine that a person is drowning, and a foreigner passes by at that moment, he jumps into the river and saves his life. We must not say that the person giving thanks to the foreigner is not a patriotic action. Whatever he wants to give to the foreigner out of gratefulness is none of our business anyway.
Some people always want to dig the very truth up. I used their method to think about Mr. Zhanglei and his donation, and I found something. It is the number of that money which is full of Chinese style. The number is a series of eight which means getting rich in China……
alma mater 母校；
out of 由于；
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