Today's essay


I've been in Guangzhou for three days now, and I finally feel a bit better. From April 8th to April 21st, I haven't slept for more than 5 hours a day.

Around the age of 25, I realized that my energy was no longer the same as before, and since then I started joking that I'm already an old person.

When I was around 20 years old, I could stay up for two or three days in a row without any problems. As long as I made a slight adjustment, I could recover. But now, it's not the same. If I sleep a bit later and wake up a bit earlier, I feel mentally exhausted, and it takes a long time to recover.

Fortunately, my deep sleep has always been relatively stable, so even if I sleep less, it won't cause sudden death.

In addition, I have been taking multivitamins. Some friends have repeatedly emphasized to me that it's a tax on intelligence. But I personally feel that my body does feel better when I take them. As Zeze said, there is a difference in my overall state when I persist in taking them or not.

Last year, I told my cousin that the food he eats in the school cafeteria may not be balanced in nutrition, so he can supplement with some vitamins and trace elements. So I sent him a bottle. According to his feedback, he can feel the difference whether he takes them or not.

So, maybe different people have different needs, even if it's a tax on intelligence, I feel benefited, and I don't care if I'm a "leek" (a term used to describe naive investors).


A few days ago, while traveling, I had a conversation with several companions about some current issues. They felt that they couldn't understand, but they were helpless.

Although I also find some things puzzling, I have a theory that helps calm my emotions. People in high positions have more comprehensive information channels and a better understanding of the situation than us ordinary people, and this should be common knowledge. Since that's the case, why should I refute those in high positions based on my own limitations?

However, it is an undeniable fact that the hostility in society is heavier now than before. My theory, which helps calm my emotions, can't prevent me from feeling pain when the whip lashes at me.

After the incident in Zhangjiajie, a similar incident occurred in Shifang, Sichuan a few days ago. This should serve as a warning to the authorities and the public to seriously investigate whether it was due to despair or incitement.

I have thought about these two incidents from several perspectives. One perspective is that life is precious, and it takes a great deal of despair to seek death. If there is still hope to survive, it is unlikely to be so decisive. Another perspective is whether this could be a form of escape? Some people may curse me for saying this, but it is undeniable that to some extent, it is a form of escape. I haven't seen the details of the incident in Shifang yet, but I have read detailed reports about the incident in Zhangjiajie. Although they ended their lives, how will the loved ones they left behind continue to live? Another perspective may sound like a conspiracy theory, but now that the internet is so developed, is it possible that they were brainwashed?

I hope there will be more relevant reports in the future to clarify the facts.

As the saying goes, it's better to live a difficult life than to die easily. Each person's life is only once, so we should cherish it.


Yesterday afternoon, it rained heavily in Guangzhou, and this morning it drizzled, finally ending the hot and humid weather of the past few days.

The long-lasting La Niña in the Pacific Ocean has finally ended, and I wonder if it will directly transition to El Niño. In recent years, many people have experienced changes in the climate, such as increasingly hot summers and frequent extreme weather events.

Last year, a large area in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River experienced severe drought, which was only recently alleviated. When crossing the Yangtze River, Zeze pointed to the river and said, "The water level has finally risen a bit. In early March, it was not high."

I heard from friends that Yunnan has been experiencing prolonged drought, and some land has already cracked. Today, I saw a picture on social media showing a dried-up lake in a certain place in Yunnan.

31% of 2023 has already passed, and I don't know if there will be severe weather disasters in the future. It feels like this year will be extremely dry and flood-prone.

Regardless, it's still necessary to make some preparations. For example, storing some emergency water and food at home, preparing multiple power banks, and having a fan ready. In case of extreme weather one day, we won't panic.

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