At the foot of the Yellow Crane Tower, along the river into the bustling old streets of Wuchang, where there is an ancient theater hidden. Every weekend, the gongs and drums are clanging, the play is even on the stage, and the audience is not only stumbling old fans, but also college students from surrounding schools, and tourists who come to the nearby Tanhualin scenic spots. "The Yongfang Ancient Theater used to be an old 'theater den' in Wuchang, but it has been dormant for years due to disrepair, and sometimes there are more actors on stage than there are audiences off stage." What impressed Guo Guowei, head of the Chu Troupe of Hubei Provincial Opera Art Theater, was that after the Spring Festival this year, the renovated ancient theater was opened to the public again, and this time, it seemed to "come alive". Watching the seats of 200 people were slowly filled, and even the scene was full, Guo Guowei felt that the theater was "reborn", and the spring of the opera was coming again! At the scene, the reporter saw the figure of the familiar young actors, and also got a glimpse of the ancient theater "popular" password. Compared with the tension before a performance at a local opera and art festival, the actors here are significantly relaxed, and the backstage laughter is constantly. "I have performed a lot of times, at the beginning there will be pressure, gradually more comfortable, confident, especially after every performance to hear the audience's warm applause, is my happiest time." Said Li Yang, a Huangmei Opera actor born in 2003. Yongfang Ancient Theater has become a position for young actors to accumulate stage experience. "Young actors need a platform to show their performances, and traditional opera also needs the relay and vitality of the new generation." Mei Pengcheng, general manager of Hubei Opera Art Theater, said that regular performances by the orientation class students who just graduated from Hubei Vocational College of Art not only gave young people the opportunity to exercise, but also attracted many young fans and literary and artistic youth, and the old theater became a new "Internet red" place, and it was an instant red on social media. National Vocational College Skills Competition Opera Performance Award, Chinese Children's Opera Little Plum Blossom Festival, the ninth China Peking Opera Art Festival… From the small theater to the big stage, this batch of skilled and excellent character of the new drama has been in a number of provincial and national important performances and awards. In April this year, Beijing Meilanfang Grand Theater, nearly a thousand audience watched the fourth "Lihua Cup" national youth drama education and teaching achievements exhibition activity, the Han opera "Sizhou City" and the Chu opera "Three Dozen Golden Branches" instrumental performance performed by young actors trained by Hubei Vocational College of Art won the "Excellent exhibition work" and "Music Exhibition" awards, which were highly praised by the industry. In addition to the rapid growth of a number of "post-00" rookies, "post-90" and "post-80" new stars have also shone on the stage. Not long ago, the 14th Hubei Drama Peony Awards were presented in Wuhan. More than 10 young opera performers from Hubei, including Sun Shuaikang and Yi Weizi, took the stage to accept the awards. Their operas covered Peking Opera, Han Opera, Chu Opera, Hubei Yue Tune and Flower Drum Opera. A blossoming "peony flowers" blooming stage, for the budding "plum blossom" ready to go. That night, the Huimin performance attracted fans from the three towns of Wuhan to compete to go to the Jingyun stage was full. Sun Shuaikang, 25, won acclaim for his performance in the Hubei Yue tune "Small Dinner". "We learned from the performance characteristics of Jin opera, with feathers to show Lu Bu's mood." Sun Shuaikang explained, "When I went to Changzhi, Shanxi Province to learn from the teacher, it was snowing that day, the teacher said, you are the fourth to come to me to learn, the people in front of you finally gave up, you are sure you can endure hardship?" This bitter Sun Shuaikang ate. The head is extremely tight, with the neck force, control the two feathers on the head dancing, two hundred circles in the morning and two hundred circles in the afternoon every day, he practiced for a whole year, "after practicing, after vomiting, continue." "Hubei Yue Tune is a non-heritage drama, condensing the efforts of the elders, although the middle was once asleep and on the verge of extinction, but now that we have entered this group, we must shoulder the responsibility of inheritance." At the same time, we will learn from big operas and add innovative elements such as coloratura, so that the road of Hubei Yue Tune will become wider and wider." Sun Shuaikang said. Wang Xinmin, the old head of the troupe, is pleased that compared with the old facilities and morale of the troupe ten years ago, there are now a large number of talents. In 2014, a new play "Looking at Sun Sun" saved the old Hekou Yu Opera Company at that time. Later, the company changed its focus from Henan opera to revitalizing Hubei Yuetao, and changed its name to Laohekou Hubei Yuetao Xianren Flower Drum Opera Art Protection and Inheritance Center. Since 2016, the company has recruited nearly 30 new young people, and the average age of actors is now 23, with the youngest being 16. When the reporter came to the waiting area of the Peony Award performance, not only the actors, but also the musicians, makeup artists and logistics teams of the troupe were all young faces, and the breath of youth came to their faces. They are active in front of the stage and behind the scenes, and are determined to become the leading actors and top talents of various kinds of dramas and drama groups in Hubei Province. In 1989, He Jingzhi, a famous poet and playwright, made a special trip from Beijing to Wuhan and gladly wrote an inscription for the newly established "Hubei Drama Peony Award" - "The leader has an early spring, competing for peony flowers". Time flies, Hubei Drama Peony Flower Award has gone through 34 years. Among the 32 winners of the "Plum Blossom Award" in Hubei Province, 28 of them went from the "Peony Flower Award" to the podium of the "Plum Blossom Award" and "Erdu Plum" of the Chinese Dramatists Association, becoming the leader of today's drama stage. Yang Jun, chairman of Hubei Provincial Federation of Literature and Arts and a famous Huangmei Opera artist, encouraged the young actors at the award ceremony: "This honor confirms your hard work and persistent efforts to pursue your dream stage, and represents your love and sincere feelings for the art profession and drama career."
First, it's about the past. "We learn wisdom from adversity, and virtue from pain." This saying tells us that most people will experience hardships or make mistakes in some things in their life, but we should believe that it is these experiences that temper our strong mind and optimistic attitude. When we look back, many things are not worth mentioning, which is also a reflection of wisdom. Therefore, when people are old, there is no need to easily tell their children about the "ugly things" even if they are rotten in the belly. On the one hand, these things are not honorable, if let our children know, it may damage their image of us, and even set a bad example. For example, many older people may have drunk too much alcohol or made ugly mistakes when they were younger, and these things are not worth mentioning. Second, it is about complaining that their children are not promising. "In this world, some people do not necessarily have money to get love; Having money does not necessarily make you happy; Happiness does not necessarily lead to health; Having good health doesn't always work out." Everyone has their own path in life, and we can't help our children forever. When we are old, our children have reached a certain age and understand the truth of life. As parents, we should encourage them instead of complaining about their failure. No matter what happens, we should look at it with optimism, as the saying goes. As long as you and your children are in good health, this is already a great wealth. Finally, there is the distribution of property. "Only those who live in humble circumstances have the best chance to see the truth of society in all its forms." "Humble" here can be understood to mean that when we are in a weak position or do not have much earning power, we are better able to see the reality of people and social conditions around us. As the saying goes, "The rich have distant relatives in the mountains, but the poor have no one to ask in the busy city." Therefore, when people are old, even if the children are dutiful, do not easily disclose the distribution of property. After all, many elderly people need to be taken care of by their children in their later years, and if the distribution of property is disclosed too early, the children may feel that it is unfair, resulting in estrangement, affecting their relationship with each other and not conducive to their later life.
For the communicator, social relations seem to be nothing more than a free, optional and changeable interpersonal interaction, so that the "reality" as it is understood is nothing more than a collection of external phenomena and information perceived by the individual. In this sense, the "blending of virtuality and reality" is nothing more than the "similarity" of fleeting appearances and their replicas, neither of which is the real reality. On the contrary, Marxist social relations are reality itself. To criticize this aspect is to grasp the essence of the meta-universe to a large extent. There are two approaches to such criticism: one is to actively maintain the meta-universe and the powerful productive forces it represents, and to be vigilant and transform the hierarchical relationships in it; The other is to completely return to the technical level and production relations of the metauniverse, to return to Marx's critique of capital, to reveal that the essence of the metauniverse is nothing but the condensation of capital under the production of new technologies. For the former approach, some scholars have used Marx's "phantom metaphor" and pointed out quite perceptively that the real effect of the "meta-cosmic structure" is that "the relations between people acquire the nature of a virtual body, and thus acquire a 'ghostly object', which masks its basic essence with its strict, seemingly perfect and reasonable autonomy." That is, all traces of the relationship between people ", "the meta-universe is not a romantic illusion that has got rid of the real social relations", it is precisely based on the "real social relations", is "a new landscape, a reshaping of social relations presented under virtual and digital technology". Such social relations are, of course, hierarchical and involve material interests, for which the meta-universe becomes a disguised instrument. However, in his view, we do not have to "destroy the technological foundations of the meta-universe," but to explore "how to use the space of the meta-universe to shape shared and equal social relations." In this regard, removing the centralization of the media platform itself seems to be one of the measures to equalize the meta-universe. This vision of equality is also positively and critically conceived in the latest work of F. Richard Yu: "Like our real-world universe, the meta-universe has developed special socio-economic structures in an orderly manner." It enables the rapid flow of matter, energy, information, and intelligence, effectively reducing the imbalance of matter, energy, information, and intelligence, thereby promoting the stability of the meta-universe and the real-world universe." He argued that metaverse evolution follows the laws of the real universe (such as Maslow's hierarchy of needs), but is faster and creates elements that are not present in the real world. Obviously, for the "equality" that is difficult to achieve in the real universe, we can only hope that the meta-universe, although it is still unequal at present (because it must conform to the laws of the real world first). Compared with the relatively moderate position above, the representative of the latter approach seems to be more austere. In this view, since the development of technology and intelligence is nothing more than "the infinite desire of capital for surplus value", then the sudden emergence of the meta-universe assumption is actually "another wonderful exercise of capital and technology collusion", "but the internal need of financial capital to explore new investment growth points for itself"; Since the meta-universe relies on the "technological base", it must be "a manifestation of technological radicalization promoted by the logic of capital in the big industrial age", in the world of the meta-universe, "people will have to live more and more dependent on the development of network technology", "financial capital will be more and more dependent on the sale of new concepts to sustain its life". When the shelter is removed and the capital is exposed, the relationship between "virtual" and "real" is not the same/different and continuation/rupture in the ideal sense. Whether virtual and reality are parallel or integrated, they are either fierce struggle, or hidden. The metaverse can be a revolutionary opportunity to overturn inequality, but won't it also be a substitute for illusory compensation? In the sense of the above phantom metaphor, will the meta-universe also become an Althusserian picture of an "ideological machine," another kind of spiritual opium? This illusion itself has led many scholars to overlook the capital game at play. The meta-universe is only a new battlefield (or "mental battlefield") of real struggle and compromise. Thus, another meta-problem arises, or an ancient conundrum: how to conceive of a space that is both intrinsically combative and harmonious? Iv. Ontology and the Anthropocene For the previous meta problem, we can also ask, how can we conceive of a more "original" meta
My friend Han Tang is a teacher in another city. Like me, he is also a chemistry teacher. Seven years ago, the school arranged for me to travel to Hunan to attend the training of a new course, and we happened to be assigned to the same room. During the training break, he asked me to give an expert lecture on the production and application of micro-lessons to teachers in his school. I am not an expert, I refused his request for lectures, but I told them how I do micro-lessons, how to use micro-lessons. After dinner, we teachers from all over the country chatted in the training hall and the topic of blind date came up. Han teacher is already the father of two children, but talking about the story of blind dates in the past, still brooding. He went to Shanghai East China Normal University directly under the Ministry of Education for a master's degree. Three years later, he went to Hangzhou to teach. At that time, he was 27 years old and just joined the staff. Every time he called home, the family urged him to hurry up and find a girlfriend, saying that his classmates and children would play soy sauce. So he searched online for matchmaking conferences and signed up for one. That afternoon, he put on a straight suit, smoothed out his beard, cleaned up, and saw in the mirror a version of himself at the peak of his appearance. At 2:30, he arrived at a commercial center by the West Lake, where the organizer had hired the teahouse. There are six people sitting at a table, three men and three women sitting opposite each other, each person has a business card, on which they can fill in their age, occupation, interests, annual salary, desired love object and so on. Every 8 minutes, the boys stand up, go to another table, and then exchange business cards with the girls at this table until they have exchanged all the girls who are interested in the table. Some look directly back, and some will talk with him a few words. "Teacher, you are a graduate of East China Normal University ah, master ah, quite impressive!" "Teacher, do you have real estate in Hangzhou?" A series of problems, etc., my friend saw the girl on the opposite side, and had a little affection for several, but more felt that the three views were incompatible, and the character might not be suitable. Did not see the girl who made him fall in love, but became a good friend with a boy who led the seat, rich second generation Liu Fuhrer, is the executive director of a company, has been 40 years old. Later, that director Liu also lent him 500,000 yuan for the down payment of the house. Under the constant urging of his family, he participated in several blind dates, and actually saw several girls who chatted with him for the first time in another teahouse. One girl saw him, smiled at each other, and looked down at her mobile phone in shame. On the eighth or ninth blind date, he vowed that no matter how much his family forced him, this would be the last one. That day, he fell in love with a girl, unexpectedly, the girl also fell in love with him. In the last list released by the host, he and the girl successfully held hands. Two people also got two movie tickets, went to the West Lake side of the Wulin to see a movie "to our youth", it turns out that their business cards are written like to watch movies, the organizer is really very hard. Originally thought that the fate of thousands of miles to meet, who knows later to go out to visit the West Lake, Leifeng Tower and other attractions, the other side with their own several sisters, eat and drink all by the teacher responsible for Han. Just be happy. It doesn't matter. However, the girl and one of her friends accidentally said something that he heard into his heart. The friend said that he still remembers very clearly, one of the girl's sisters said, "If I get married in the future, the bride price is not 800,000, don't think about it," the girl said, how little ah. When my friend heard this, his heart sank, he only had a monthly salary of 10,000, only a year of work, where there was so much money, and when he looked at the girls, he was disgusted with the heart of the gold digger. Thus, the blind date of this story is over. That Spring Festival, he went back to his hometown in Jiangxi, accidentally learned that junior high school classmates, that is, his junior high school crush on three years of female students, in Ganzhou do civil servants, is also a blind date many times without satisfaction, so the two people chatted several times, determined the love relationship, the original, the girl, Huixia also have a good impression on him, but two people are ignorant. Unexpectedly, after graduating from junior high school, did not meet for 12 years, and now lovers will eventually become spouses. Readers, if you are reading this essay, you may have attended many blind date parties. I want to say, marriage is not a play, please must think twice, can not because of the suffocating urge at home just walk into marriage. Must carefully select, and their own outlook on life, world view, values of the people who match, the ancients cloud, marriage should be a match, marriage is actually a cooperation, unequal marriage is not destined to be very happy. What is between the advent of love, straight teach life and death, do you believe? At least from what I've seen of the world, it's really too few. But I'm not a wet blanket, I'm just suggesting you think it through.
The first time I knew the World Cup was when I was in high school. The boy in my front row was a city boy. He especially liked football and played football in all extracurricular activities. But I never paid attention to the details of the World Cup, at that time, I was just a person who read books. In fact, when I was in graduate school, I found that many people liked Argentina and Brazil, and many boys stayed up late to watch football in public broadcasting places such as squares. There is also a student whose net name is Arsenal, but also at that time knew that Argentina and Brazil football is very strong, but did not have a good look. These two days, what I saw on Douyin is all about the World Cup, mainly those popular stars, compared with their handsome and achievements, I pay more attention to their football spirit, many people are from the slums, today their football skills are tempered day by day. People always like to see their bright side, but the hardships behind it are rarely mentioned. If each of us has their spirit of hard work, there will be success in whatever we do. Sports can bring people happiness and release, and being loved by people can inspire enthusiasm. In the past, Roman gladiators, although the arena is cruel, is the fight of blood and life, but the happiness and confidence after the victory will motivate them to move forward. Human civilization has advanced, and now there are finally no such bloody arenas. We can look at the competition of various sports in peace of mind, perhaps the great charm of men is also in the arena, the health and speed, focus and confidence.