Rush hour on the metro platform. Chinese kid asks Chinese mom: "Why are there so many people here?"
To which Chinese mom replies: "There are far more people in China. The population in China is many times that of Canada. That's why you have to study hard."
But it was comforting. It shows my mom isn't the only one around with faulty logic. Pretty much all the Chinese do, apparently. (Your stomach aches because you haven't cleaned your room, your feet are cold because your socks are dirty...)
Maybe that's a government conspiracy to keep the population subjugated. Maybe the government has had the people convinced that because they've got black hair, they don't need to go vote... forever entrapped in their faulty logic...