Reading news about Shanghai society can get quite depressing. They say that Shanghai is not a place to network, or that people are only business minded and only care about money. You will also read that expats in Shanghai are just coming to get wasted and abuse of their status of foreigners-in-China.
Well, this is not true.
At least, not for everyone. Shanghai is a city that allows you to live the way you want to. It brings no barrier to your lifestyle, whether you want to follow Chinese locals lifestyle or to live at a more foreign pace: it is an everyday choice.
Shanghai is every single one of us, ultimately Shanghai is what you make of it, it reflects the consequences of your actions with an incredible speed, for best or for worst. Again, the choice is in your hands: you will network and make amazing friends as long as you are willing to put your heart and some time into it.
One of the biggest challenges of living in this city is to find the proper balance between those two elements: the extremely fast pace of the city VS the amount of time and dedication required to build healthy relationships with people.
Finding the proper balance is the key. Life is about People, nurturing relationships takes time and relationships in Shanghai also follow this rule. Find the proper balance and you will get there.
Shanghai is a city with a tremendous potential, because this potential lies in every each of us, together we will make a definite change. #MakeYourOwnShanghai #UnbehaveYourself