My daughter was born with a cleft lip and palate and was in a Chinese orphanage until age 4. Her lip was repaired in China at age 3, while we had her palate repaired when we got her home. An angel in the orphange fed her with a dropper as a baby. It is nice to put a face to one of these angels and see how truly courageous she is herself. The human spirit is amazing.
I wonder about the spirit being “human” per se.
I’m sure you’re aware of the ironic proverb about the seemingly spontanious love Chinese and Americans have for each other despite the antagonism of the governments, as contrasted to the strong alliance of America and Japan despite the antipathy the peoples feel for each other.
I suspect there is actually some non-obvious cultural/temperment similarity that reasonates between us and the Chinese that we don’t share with most other countries other than perhaps Israel.