Chapter 1 of Riding China: But the next 10 years will not be my hot twenties.

I was born in a small rural area in Hunan Province.

Before I was 20 years old, I was bothered by the college entrance examination.

Because my parents worked in Foshan, Guangdong Province, I only set foot in Guangdong and Hunan.

When I was a child, I had no idea about the word tourism.

Although my family conditions were not very poor and I was a little better than my peers, my honest parents taught me that tourism was a pleasure and I had to work hard.

In my impression, my father took me out to visit the park, Zhongshan Park, which costs one or two yuan at most.

Another term of hard work for me is to be tolerant of loneliness.

Maybe the Internet is now full of high education and high salary, but few people have really considered how difficult it is to be intolerant of loneliness if a rural child wants to enter a college with a bachelor degree or above.

If there is no such character before the age of 20, I estimate that I may not finish high school, let alone go to college.

Of course, I must thank my parents for their education, which enabled me to develop a lot of survival skills in the countryside, such as cooking, repairing tools, doing farm work, etc.

These survival skills, in combination with the “social compulsion” that I deliberately developed in college, make me feel particularly friendly and courageous when I walk in any region of China.

I have encountered few or no bad people during my travels.

When I was 16 years old and graduated from junior high school, I secretly took a train from Hunan to my parents in Guangdong.

I was very proud at that time.

After that, I started a long personal journey.

At the age of 17, he published an article in a provincial newspaper, which was a record breaking event in high school at that time.

Li Aiping, the then senior high school language teacher, and the guidance teacher of the literary society commented on me as “…

You don’t know how far he can go”.

I have always remembered this sentence.

Since I started traveling at the age of 20, what impressed me most was that in 2014, when I was 22, I first went to Taiyuan by air, which was the first time I went to the north.

At that time, it was the first half marathon in my life.

I was too excited to tell my mother.

Later, after running, I told my mother that my mother, who had only been in primary school, said: “Life must be created, and I must do something to make myself happy and confident.” From the end of the marathon, my confidence has really soared as never before.

This is also the secret I often pass on to others to increase their confidence: do what you want to do, and then others find it difficult to do.

I think so, and I’m really doing it.

Riding in China is not a particularly great feat, but I hope to fulfill my promise to see a bigger world made when I was young.

I got 242 points in liberal arts in the college entrance examination, and I am most proud of my geography results.

So every place I went later, I felt that the geographical map of high school was in front of me, and I was stepping on it one by one.

What is the meaning of travel? Go to places where others are bored to find something new, which should be a high ticket answer.

What I understand is: jump out of the original life and look for an opportunity to re examine life.

If we have to say something specific, it is “more knowledge means more quantity, and more quantity means more virtue”.

The more places you have visited and know, the more you feel that there is no way of life that is necessary and correct.

To a large extent, people are the products of geography, whether language, character, etc.

That’s it.

I never expect to travel to change my life, let alone go somewhere to purify my mind.

Because I didn’t give too much meaning to travel, I didn’t expect too much from each trip.

Before riding in China, I used to ride on Qinghai Lake, Hainan Island, Sichuan Tibet Line.

I started riding at the age of 7 and started riding on motorcycles at the age of 15.

Although I didn’t break my hands and feet, I think there are enough injuries and exercises.

Riding in China is not smart.

When I was young, I thought that automatic driving was coming soon, so I returned all the money for driving test.

Later, I went to a driving school temporarily and got a D license.

If I have more time, I think a car is one of my options.

Yes, don’t wait for plenty of time.

In the eyes of adults, plenty of time is on August, the 13th month, and February 30.

What impressed me most about my life was the death of my grandmother, who died at 2:30 on October 25, 2021 after nearly a month of illness.

I still remember that I bought the fastest flight from Beijing to Hengyang.

When I got off the plane to Hengyang, I took a taxi and cried all the way, hoping that Grandma would wait for me and let me have a last look.

When I got off the plane to Hengyang, I took a taxi and cried all the way.

This is the most painful and the only time I cried.

I know this is goodbye.

But I still feel reluctant to give up.

When I got home, my grandma was unconscious, which made me feel uncomfortable.

I left that night and went back to the west.

When Grandma was in the coffin, I thought it was over? Yes, there are dozens of clothes and a box of jewelry that Grandma would not like to wear at home…

I also promised Grandma that she would see a lot of scenery, Chairman Mao, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and see me marry and have children..

This shouldn’t be over! Live well and do what you want to do as soon as possible! Maybe my grandma gave me the last education.

Riding China is not cool, difficult or smart at all, but I rank it at the top of my value list.

I have known since I was 22 that life is a coincidence and a chance encounter.

People are just spiders who live in the web of meaning they make within their own cognitive scope.

On Tiktok, I read the words that made me cry: but the next decade will not be my hot twenties.

Let’s go and do something that’s cool when you’re 80.

Take the time!..