High Real Estate Prices Make Young Men Do Stupid Things


From NetEase:

Henan man incorrectly predicts housing prices will fall, runs in shorts at night

Key Points: December 6, a Henan man runs around in the city at night in shorts as a result of incorrectly predicting that housing prices will fall. Reportedly, he was originally planning to streak [run naked], but gave up the idea due to the weather being too cold. Experts claim this kind of behavior is an expression of helplessness of young people towards overpriced housing prices.


Comments from NetEase:


[The issue of buying] Houses/homes, have trampled upon a generation of people, and also let me see clearly the essence of the matter!
Property developers are only the assistants! Who are the real “black hands” [bad guys], everyone knows!


When you have purchased a home and discovered that you yourself have been stripped naked by others, you too will be “streaking”.


We are all streaking for homes…


When we were going to elementary school, going to university was free;
When we were going to university, going to primary school was free;
When we could not yet work, jobs were assigned/allotted;
When we could work, only after banging our heads against the wall were we able to find a job to survive on;
When we could not yet earn money, housing was assigned/allotted;
When we could earn money, we discovered that we could not afford it;
When we had not entered the stock market, even fools were making money;
When we excitedly rushed in, we discovered that we had become fools ourselves;
When we had not yet reached marrying age, one could get married simply having a bicycle;
When we reached marrying age, without a Western-style house or a car one could not find anyone to marry;
When we are not looking for wives, the girls talked about heart/love;
When we look for wives, the girls talk about money;
When we are not looking for work, even elementary school students can become managers;
When we are looking for work, even university students can only clean bathrooms;
When we could not yet have children, others could have a string of them;
When we want to have children, no one could have more than one.
Just who exactly did our generation bother??
Well, jia you, comrades, it is our fault for being once hailed as the flowers of the motherland’s future!!!


Post-80s generation, too TM stressed.


God, I beg you to bestow upon me a house/apartment…


Who said let some get rich first? [Deng] Once those bastards got rich, they stopped taking care of the rest of us!


A home, a car! Both have made me struggle for a lifetime!!!
Evil manipulator behind the scenes, you will definitely get what you deserve!


Before housing prices, young people have surrendered their dignity, reason, love, worn away their concern for their parents, exhausted their feelings for the motherland.


Fuck, Brother Wang [the streaking young man], brother, you are truly manly. Next time you streak, call me.


One person streaking is no big deal, but rallying together to streak would then be a big problem…


If there hadn’t been a financial crisis that originating from America, then there wouldn’t have been a government bailout package, and the housing prices probably would have fallen to this netizen’s prediction.


If you cannot afford a house, then go to a second-tier or third-tier city to buy, consider it a contribution to urbanization.


Yingchuan is considered a relatively backward city in the Northwest, so it now having 8000 yuan per square meter housing is truly making it impossible for people to live!
With a small Northwestern frontier city being like this already, nevermind the big cities.
How about increasing our salaries!


As long as it is related to housing prices, the discussion is all very high-level, but how come there aren’t any people in power paying attention?


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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