I first thought life in the United States will be hard to adjust, and it was indeed hard at the beginning. But it is because I meet my Humes family at the beginning of the beginning, their virtue and kindness dissipate most of my uneasy feelings. And I meet my host family later, who gives me the same homecoming atmosphere wherever I go, also includes the thanksgiving break we spent together. We went to Virginia and saw the first Presbyterian church, and the church where Patrick Henry deliver his famous speech of “Liberty or Death”. Richmond is really more than a modern city: the history behind it grants it with unique characteristics, and people, places and knowledge is what humanities to me practically now.
Below is a paragraph interviewing my mother about humanities.
What do you think about humanities?
As something that was not taught in the textbook, it is really hard to answer this question. The traditional education system in China never teach anything about humanities other than remembering historical fact. In my times, going to school is only for higher possibility of having a stable career, which can make me and my family stay alive. No one really has the time and effort to ponder about what is humanities. But for now, hmmmmm: since we are human, so everything that we created can be called as humanities.