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If you cannot be #1 in the game, you must settle for #3,845,877,923rd in life.

China sure has changed a lot. Playing video games and having to look for a job instead of being assigned to a factory or labor camp: who could have imagined these things only a few decades ago? Now however, both games and job-hunting have become incredibly intense, with your job determining whether you can buy an apartment in the ever-more-expensive cities (and thus, whether one of China's few remaining single women will ever talk to you) and your online gaming life determining whether you can release enough stress to live in China. In the end, the father's attempt to get his son to enter the psuedo-capitalist rat race backfired, when the son confronted his online attacker and found out who was paying him. Not only will the son keep playing, he said the reason he hadn't found a job yet was because he was waiting to find the "right" one, which is code in China for "I'm crazy."

Sources: Slate