China’s most widely read newspaper, the People’s Daily, is among the most influential Chinese media outlets.
And it has published some of the most bizarre articles on human psychology in recent memory.
The article titled “Why we’re still stuck in the rut” was published on the front page of the paper’s online edition on July 1.
The headline read: “Why are humans still stuck into a rut?,” and the article was titled with a bold headline: “How humans have evolved in response to their environment and the way we think.”
The article was posted by the paper on its official microblog account, the China Daily.
It has received more than 1.5 million views.
It was a reaction to a post by a popular Chinese psychology researcher on social media that questioned why human beings continue to be in the same rut, with many believing the ruts are temporary and the human condition is changing.
The post was shared by a user who goes by the handle “Jiajun,” who said, “Why do we keep on doing the same old ruts?
Why do we feel the same tiredness and frustration?”
He said the post, which was first posted on July 5, has now been viewed nearly 10 million times.
In the article, the author goes on to argue that humans are in a constant state of change, that our behaviour and socialisation patterns have changed dramatically over time, and that the result is that humans do not find themselves in the present rut.
The author, known by his online handle “Sai,” has also posted several other bizarre articles.
In one article published in the People ‘s Daily on July 3, he said the word “crazy” should be removed from Chinese slang to stop people from using it to describe people who are “crazy.”
In another, he suggested that the term “craziness” should only be used when referring to a person’s mental health, and said “crazyness” should never be used to describe a person who was not mentally ill.
The People’s Day editorial also called for an end to the “cultural appropriation” of Chinese culture and history.
It said that people in China had a “history of cultural appropriation” and that they were “pandering to a foreign culture.”
“If you see Westerners appropriating Chinese culture, it’s because they are desperate to be accepted and are not happy with their own culture,” it said.