(this post was written from a public internet terminal in China)
Do you know how to tell the difference between fake pearls and real pearls? Rub them together. Real pearls sound like sandpaper and they will leave a fine grain on your fingers without affecting the colour.
What’s the true price of a Rolex watch? Well.. it depends on who’s selling the goods. You could pay $2.00 for a Rolex (or Rolax) branded watch in China. You’ll have the “prestige” – if not the ability to tell the time.
The lines between real and imitation are very blurred in China. Every regional goods such as jade and silk are copied and presented as genuine. Ultimately, being duped by an imitation is a small matter. Building your whole existence on a false system is very different.
I’m thankful that we have the way, the truth, and the life.