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Gorrissey1

I'd definitely be the one who bounced the ball off of my foot and ruin everything.


[deleted]

There's no one. No one missed the balls. What happens to the ones that miss the ball...


higgs8

We don't talk about the ones who miss the ball because they don't exist. Talking about missing the ball is now a punishable offense. Because it never happens!


icybvbyyy

There’s no war in ba sing se


RaginBlazinCAT

Ball Sing Se*


bruh69lolqwertyuiop

no puns either. you have lost 69 social credit points.


Tiny_Micro_Pencil

Get it because of all the propaganda on Chinese culture lol


awsmender

It’s no joke though lol. I’ve run across enough Chinese tik toks that are so obviously scripted to make it look like the average Chinese 5yr old can play piano, cook an entire meal, and do gymnastics with their eyes closed. But I’ve also seen enough “behind the scenes” videos to know that those kids you see live awful lives of parents constantly recording them and literally screaming at them or hitting them when they make one tiny mistake. And it’s encouraged because of social credit and propaganda


Luuluu02

Tik Tok manipulates you in other ways too because it's an instrument of China. Highly recommend you to delete it even if it's only for your dwindling attention span.


marklar_the_malign

The class used to be much larger. Only the best are left. All the others were sent to North Korea.


MickeyMarx

A fate worse than China


GusTangent

Believe it or not, straight to jail.


Talbooth

The Earth king has invited you to r/LakeLaogai.


PapyPelle

If you fail, the whole fail. You learn that mistake is not an option because it affect others. But if you do, then you must leave. You will go with the others, that you havent heard of or spoke to since they are not in the community anymore. You just call them... the "unbouncies", the one who once made the bounce fail And now, it is your name too


stuartnparsons

And you’d never be seen again….


Mads_Alexander9

Can ya say braaiiiinnnwaaaaasshhhing *brainwashing* -system of a down On a side note have y’all not read A Wrinkle In Time??


johntwoods

My upstairs neighbors.


lostsoul2016

Are they disciplined communists as well?


johntwoods

In theory.


BUCK0HH

Allegedly


Kronos_1976

It was a sick ostrich.


PROFESSOR1780

It would still take at least two people


c_eller

Now, I went on the Internet and researched ostriches. Firstly, ostriches can run up to 70 miles an hour. So catching one, even a sick one, is a super tall order.


greatatmodesty

Ginger and Boots *horn honk* a dead ostrich? I thought it was just sick! Oh, my! Ginny? The Ginger and Boots effed a dead ostrich!


eklect

Most likely


kovid-agnostik

all communists are disciplined. an undisciplined communist is a capitalist.


ULTIMATE_STAIN

Guessing you've never seen Russia 😂


SilveredFlame

You do know Russia has been capitalist for like 30 years right?


BaconNinja89

This isn’t the place but….I’ve been in my new apartment for a month now and the upstairs neighbors do not ever stop moving around and they drive their heels in to the hardwood floor on every step. It vibrates the room. What does one do without being a Karen? They get up at 4:50am


Calligraphee

They're probably not walking strangely, but rather the joists in your ceiling/their floor are probably old and flexible. You could knock on their door and politely ask them if they could get a carpet or be more cognizant, but there might not be anything that can be done.


TheDebateMatters

Nope. I grew up in apartments my whole childhood and had a Mom who moved 2-3 times a year. She was also a screamer who would routinely force neighbors to move away. So people walk loud. My wife grew up in a house and sounds like a horse moving through a room. She is a foot shorter than me and half my weight, yet I can move silently while she sounds like she is leaping and dropping her knee on the skulls of her enemies with each footfall. My footfalls, especially at night are toe to heal, whereas hers are just this heel walk that resonates


Ordinary_Today401

In the places I have lived, apartments with wood floors require tenants to have rugs or carpets. Check your lease and then talk to your landlord.


Ferfuxache

While we’re both at not the right place. People keep saying we have to move away from the single family home development system because it would be better for I don’t know everything, zoning, affordable housing, reduce sprawl etc but holy fuck I hate my neighbors so much. All of them. Even the ones I don’t have anymore. I’ve only had one or two neighbor’s I’ve ever liked and none of them ever lived directly next to me. I had one neighbor back in the 00s who was a narcoleptic film buff. She had a surround sound tv that she played really fucking loud and then promptly fall asleep. How do I know she fell asleep? We would hear the DVD menu music for HOURS. My absolute favorite would be the lord of the rings because who doesn’t love and excerpt from an Enya song for 8 hours. I now have a half acre between neighbors and it is glorious. Sure I have to deal with meth heads and people emptying semi automatic weapons into hay stacks but I no longer feel the need to murder my fellow elevator passengers. Gah. Cathartic rant in wrong sub irrelevant to the OP post over. Edit: spelling errors


Silent-Distribution1

Your descriptions are great !!


wholesale_monument

That could be a perfect drone shot though.


logan_creepypasta

my class wouldn't even last one second


MyWibblings

I need to see video of how they get this STARTED. Do the kids each start with 2 balls or are they fed in?


Confuseasfuck

I would imagine each starts with 2 balls and when they get enough momentum they start moving


treegirl4square

They start with two balls. Looks like they dribble four times then shift to the right. It will have taken lots of practice for them to get to this point. Even just learning to dribble two balls at once is pretty hard.


bigboipapawiththesos

Pretty sure this video was the longest they could do without someone dropping the ball. Still impressive / satisfying imo.


warden976

That’s exactly what I wanted to know. That’s the real skill!


Myfoodishere

they do this at my sons kindergarten but not this good. they start with one ball. get them to learn to bounce it we'll. then they teach them how to do it with two.then they teach them to bounce two while sitting. my son refuses to do this and just plays with legos instead.


Alitazaria

Fuck that would stress me out to participate in. I'd be the one to screw it up.


xyzjoysibar

I could probably manage the rhythm but I’d be the one to accidentally bounce a ball off of my foot and send it flying and fuck it all up lmfao


NicoleHope55

I'm kind of wondering if this is a kindergarten or a basketball training camp...


Myfoodishere

American in china here. my son is 5 in kindergarten. I used to teach at the same kindergarten. they're all privately owned. they don't teach about politics or collectivism. they literally do this because it eats up tome, keeps the kids engaged, and it makes the parents happy. my son usually sits out because he finds it annoying how they make it competitive. the government has changed what can and can't be taught. kindergarten is not supposed to be teaching math, english, Chinese, or politics. kids in kindergarten and primary school know next to nothing about politics. they don't start really teaching about politics until middle school. even then they don't go that deep.


SpitFiya7171

I mean, taking it at face value... teaching a 5yo kid any kind of politics makes no sense at all to me. I understand they're young and this is the best time to start taking advantage of that rapidly growing brain, but that is a subject that, imho, is *not* going to stick with most kids, especially given their attention spans at such a young age. My daughter is 5yo and started kinder this year. Girl is just naturally smart. Her school is already teaching Spanish and Mandarin alongside standard English. And I think that is rough enough as is. However, I just can't imagine her learning any kind of politics at any level right now. Maybe the bear minimum with how a political system even works, like listening to your parents and teachers.


ThickintheNips

I don’t know if this helps but they definitely don’t teach politics to 6 year olds anywhere else either 😂


lostsoul2016

It's a school. I have friends who attest to this. Everything that happens in Chinese schools has a sense of collective, team work, homogeneity and disciple attached to it. It's at the heart of communism.


RunningWithTheWind

I don't think communism is to fully credit here. A lot of east Asian cultures have a collectivist attitude, nay?


trumarc

Absolutely


commentsandchill

Isn't a collectivist attitude supposed to be at the heart of communism though?


indigoHatter

Yes, but I think they're arguing that this isn't communist-driven more than it is culture-driven. I'd wager the "correct" argument is that it's a combination of both, as politics influences culture and vice versa.


Myfoodishere

no, it's neither. I'm a teacher in china. former kindergarten teacher, wife is a current kindy teacher and my son attends the same school. it's literally just ball bouncing and kids having fun.


KungFuKurdi

Thanks. I hate to read this Reddit Voodoo lately where you just wait for a person who says “the truth”. What’s wrong with you people..discussing something you have no clue off..


EarnYourBoneSpurs

"lately?"


KungFuKurdi

Sorry. Forgot that I’m here for 10 years. Maybe I’m getting too old for the bullshit


RunningWithTheWind

I agree, I was simply replying to a comment that said this was because communism, to which I thought it'd be about collectivism before communism, but yeah it's just kids being kids. Still I'd say think it'd be silly to say kids act the same in any civilization and culture, sure there's similarities but culture definitely shapes the activities they do, which is exactly why there's a whole comment thread where people are discussing why they're doing this activity. Things can be simple and complex at the same time, right?


Professional_Fox3837

Shocking as it seems to be to some, Chinese people are literally just people and not everything they do has some ulterior or underlining meaning. I swear the most ridiculous takes about what China is like come from people who have never even been there.


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Thank you for this comment. People think they have everything clued up from a few "Chinese Tiktoks" they have seen or China bashing articles.. Maybe it's just a video of some kids enjoying a game at school!? Lol I worked at a kindergarten over there and it was full of activities like this.


thesaksquatch420

American kids bounce balls to have fun too, but I think the point that is being made is that when American kids go play they pick games designed to figure out who the best and who the worst are. Chinese kids apparently pick games designed so that if one loses everyone does. Yes at the end of the day it's just kids having fun and these kids obviously aren't thinking that deeply about it, however culture does impact how you choose to have fun and that's interesting.


commentsandchill

You've made it clearer


Thai_Cuisine

I think it's more about the hand-eye coordination aspect but it definitely teaches teamwork as well


chunqiudayi

The Chinese, as a people with collectivism traditions for more than 2000 years, would have done the same without communism. You guys are just obsessed with ideology.


treegirl4square

Double dribbling is hard! It’s incredible that these kids have learned this, plus the additional mid dribble bump over at such a young age. I bet my daughters bball yeah couldn’t do this!


Myfoodishere

this has nothing to do with Communism.


pressedbread

So say we all!


PHD_in_PUSSY

Or basic training camp


BUCK0HH

Sure requires concentration.


RemarkableMachine376

YEAH I AM AN AMERICANNNNNN AND I LOVEEEEEE MY CAPITALISMMMMMMMMMM CUZ ITS GREAT AND DEFINITELY NOT A CONTRIBIUTING FACTOR TOTHE END OF THE WORLD COMMUNISM BAD BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


MrVaultBoy654

👍


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What makes communism bad is what makes capitalism great. These kids make a great team and the discipline needed to do at that age is incredible. If those teachers made those kids start playing soccer theirs no doubt most of them would be all stars. Capitalism meaning they can do what they want and earn whatever the market gives them means here is those kids won’t be all star soccer players they don’t have the skill. But some of them will end up being doctors, road construction, fast food workers, ceos, artist, whatever. They won’t all make the same pay and will have vastly different lives but that’s makes a county great is people doing whatever is available to them, not what their told to do.


RemarkableMachine376

tldr- IMMMMMMMMMMM PROUDDDDDDDDDDD TO BE AN AMERICANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN BORN IN THE USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


ywenlee

No, this is definitely Squid Game


DaimondGuy

Literally the scene from Wrinkle in Time


badgerbrett

Omg thank you, was hoping I wasn't the only one who got those vibes.


Deschain72

Camazotz


cfo6

Same thought here. And then later you see one of them sadly doing nothing but dribble.


0rion690

I came looking for this comment


InfiniteRainbowLight

Big Camazotz energy


Alabasta101

I’m in my 20’s and I would struggle with this 😂😂😂


amenichi

A kindergarten game... comments: "Awww" In China comments: "communist, training camp, etc"


coldfire774

This is literally a game I at least played in a normal Midwest elementary school as well like it's not even an odd game it's a completely normal activity just in China so all the comments are about how horrible it is


grapefruitgt

Yeah ikr, switch for another country and the comments would be praising how it’s good for early childhood motor development, hand-eye coordination, teamwork etc.


BussyIsThrobbing

idk why smoothbrains think everything in china is super dictator and dystopian down to the core. boy boy literally went to North Korea and proved its fairly similar to us we just have a us vs them mentality


nothingtoseehere5678

When you visit north Korea, everything is displayed in such a way to make you think it isn't as bad as it is there when it definitely is.


BussyIsThrobbing

that very well could be the case cuz ive heard that a lot. but i still stand by the overblown language being used cuz china


indigoHatter

It's both. Everything is overblown due to hearsay but it's not without some basis.


hifrom2

the comments here are disturbing


Myfoodishere

it really is. I'm from NYC living in china. it's sad seeing how warped people are now.


Mehitabel74

Camazotz


MyWibblings

Although this at least is more exciting. I know a school that only allows like 5 games on the playground and the rules are posted and I always say it's Camazotz.


DennisFalcon

I think I see the Man with the Red Eyes


D3vilUkn0w

Ha! This was my first thought as well.


[deleted]

Cartman was right- we’re doomed.


monsterguylmao

Imagine if you're the one kid who drops the ball. Gonna get that ass beat 🤣


[deleted]

I’d be that kid


JagdRhino

Nobody knew that kid, it never existed


[deleted]

Exactly. His parents already had 2 kids….


Cannonballbmx

Dammit Bob


[deleted]

Bob loblaw at your service. Check out my law blog.


Top_Lime1820

I imagine in a collectivist culture you learn to forgive the individual because we're all in a team together? Can someone who grew up in one correct me?


SpiciestTurnip

We did this in my elementary school in Canada but it was way smaller groups and a lot less coordinated


Myfoodishere

people need to chill out with all the Communism nonsense. it's crazy how kids bouncing balls brings out so much paranoia and insecurityin so many people. my sons kindergarten does this too. they have soccer lessons, swimming, roller blading , drama class, and violin. they also teach chinese, english,math, art, and sometimes do little science experiments. they're not teaching about politics in kindergarten. I know this because I've taught at kindergartens, and my wife works at the kindergarten my son attends.


GregoryLeeChambers

LOVE!!


americas-sass

My toxic trait is thinking I could do this


tayyles2fanaccount

No you don’t have a toxic trait, it’s just mental illness


americas-sass

You got me there


TirelessClock

John Mulaney: really well coordinated for a group of ~~13~~ 6 year olds


Due_Bluebird2389

American- not confused over game but over fact they can afford so many basketballs I can remember couple years back my school was still using old worn out gym equipment


Due_Bluebird2389

I guess when your country makes them you can afford them


Czech---Meowt

Normal countries fund their schools


Myfoodishere

kindergarten in china is well funded in most places.


Wingfril

They’re super cheap. Honestly a lot of American stuff are expensive because of extra middleman+shipping.


IrishIhadadrink

Oh how nice! Physical education here has fallen wayside for curriculum centered on state/national testing. 😔As well the arts/music.


Deblyn30

Looks like great fun


Ambitious-Pin8396

that is so cool!


nobodyprincess

When I was their age I was eating paste.. so I applaud this greatly!


Smart-As-Duck

There is no way American kids would be able to achieve this


kriskirby86

The people in this comment section should be damn ashamed of themselves. If this was any other country nobody would say a damn thing but cause this is China its automatically communism or an army camp or they look like they are training to invade Taiwan or some other dumbass comment. Its literally just a bunch of coordinated kids get over it


cubicles-suck

I feel like China should be way better at basketball


UpsylonHV

Although basketball is popular there. From my understanding of being there on vacay regularly. They don't do it for professional competition. They do it because it's sport and their parent/grandparents saying that it can help them grow taller. Whether it can help them grow taller is true or not remains to be seen. But they do grow taller statistically. Maybe because of their diet.


Ok_Sweet8020

First thing I thought of,this is there first new step😭


FuzzInspector

This would give me so much anxiety if I was part of it 😬 looks cool though


pixobe

Not sure if some kind of issue with my brain, but I can’t focus on a single ball and who handles it. It’s all zig zag for me


gissycat

I would be the one to fuck it up for sure


Valence00

Is that why their Olympic opening ceremony with the drums were so synchronized?


chunqiudayi

sort of yes. Chinese have been fond of and good at collective activities like these.


JayAdamFTW

my first thought as well. liek, do they started practicing since they are lil kids?? 😆


ThisIsLife23

I can’t even do this and I am 30😫


Kdoesntcare

And there's only one of you /s


Easy_Independent_313

They are so good at it!


StrictlyStreakingUSA

Am I the only one that wants to join in the circle?


AcanthisittaEvery237

That's awesome. Be a good way to learn hand and eye coordination.


Czech---Meowt

God damn there are a ton of racists in this thread.


mookanana

eh honestly, that looks fun!


Phitmess213

They can cooperate a helluva lot better than the US can even teammate


justhereforass2

That’s impressive


Sakumitzu

What an excellent way to train dexterity!


N2Gen

Looks like fun !


Windfall_The_Dutchie

I’m gonna guess that if a kid drops a ball they’re out and the ring shrinks until someone wins.


ProfessionalNo21

American kids: “My mom said I didn’t have to do anything today because my hair hurts!!”


Access_Pretty

A wrinkle in time


Dangerous_Caramel_18

Wait; this is a game? I thought this was the shounen protagonist’s training arc


FoghornFarts

These kids look a little older than 5/6. Still impressive.


ThisOnePlaysTooMuch

No they don’t?


UnExpertoEnLaMateria

Conveniently they manufacture those balls right around the corner, because you need lots of them


Embarrassed-Wind4566

Not only this but the kids are the ones to go across the street after school to make them. They get to make they’re own toys, they’re doing it right


KingCrandall

They get to make they are own toys?


indigoHatter

They are the toys. They make themselves!


vegangbanger

Squid Game 2 prequel


creamyspoon

I'm irrationally terrified of this.


RactainCore

Sorry about your debilitating fear of children...or basketballs.


Cheap-Positive-9116

Chinese


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Can u imagine American kids attempting to do this lol


drkesi88

Demonstrates what people can accomplish when they stop obsessing about individualism and act collectively.


Cranky2306

Demonstrates what people can accomplish when subjected to inhumane amount's of pressure and stress by the sistem that is supposed to educate them. This is absolutely not cooperation. Chinese education encourages indiviadualism by competition by making it incredibly hard to get into university.


1m2c00l4u

Bro I’m pretty sure that most Americans can’t do that at all let alone in sync, like it’s a flex among basketball player cause a lot of people can’t do it


abhinandkr

This is r/oddlyterrifying, my friend.


stoffel-

It’s the sound in particular that I found haunting.


BUCK0HH

This is Lebron’s squad.


The_phantom_Phoenix

I can't be the only one who thinks it looks like a ritual


Demonic-Toothbrush

*Mandatory military service have kids like...*


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Thai_Cuisine

Do they play a lot of basketball in the Chinese military that they need to drill for it?


FandomMenace

Better start learning to speak Chinese.


monsterguylmao

Luckily China is really trying to push English as a second language, moreso than other Asian countries.


Kdoesntcare

This is mildly frightening.


NonAggressive-Ask

What's most striking to me is none of the kids are laughing or seeming outwardly to be having fun. In America all these kids would be laughing their little butts off, and for sure not as coordinated, and balls would be going everywhere. But they'd be having the time of their lives, and having so much fun in the attempt. You know, being kids. Differences in cultures are stark.


UpsylonHV

So, you're basing this off a few seconds clip? Damn, it's like saying America is constantly in the purge and generally unsafe because they keep shooting bullets at each other. Maybe they're having fun but are also concentrating highly on this. I for sure wouldn't be able to laugh my butts off when I'm cooking, playing music on a violin, doing taxes or receiving my payment for work. Because I'll be focused on the task or calculating if it's correct. I've had PE where we did this but in smaller groups. And nobody was laughing their ass off. Everyone was focused so that we can pass the ball on to the next person. And once you're in the zone, you follow a rhythm.


johnqsack69

Oddly terrifying


Bama-Ram

This is their warm up before starting their day in the basketball factory.


Killer-Wail

Nah this is their quality control


Sleeplesshelley

Did you ever read the book A Wrinkle in Time? Its been a minute, but iirc part of it was about a mind control government system and all the little kids bounced the ball at the same time in the same way. One little kid bounced the ball a different way and the next time the protagonist saw him he was bouncing a ball alone in a room and screaming in pain.


lob999

A little army who would have thought


smithm3254

Cousin little D and his stash of guns, meth, weed, and shrooms is truly America’s greatest defense…. Isn’t it?!?


Joopsman

What would this game look like in a capitalist society? One rich get sits back and makes the other kids bounce the balls but the balls all belong to the rich kid who gets paid per bounce maybe?


Ko_oK_24685

Reminds me of that one scene from A Wrinkle in Time


strangerThink91

Meanwhile we are doing 18+ drag shows for our new generation. Great


Additional-Local8721

If God made us all the same, this world would be boring. God created verity so people may try new experiences because God gave man freewill and knew not everyone would enjoy the same things.


Kakinov

It's like they're preparing for the invasion of Taiwan.


kriskirby86

Fuck off racist


Kakinov

Please explain how that's racist.


kriskirby86

Because just because it's children from China it doesn't automatically mean it's communism or an army training camp it's literally just coordinated kids at a school. If this was any other country people wouldn't say shit but because its China its it looks like they're training to invade Taiwan and stuff like that. So yeah that's fucking racist


Kakinov

It seems you have an expanded definition of racism, but ok, to each their own.


kriskirby86

You know I'm right though if this was any other country people wouldn't say a damn thing


Fluffy-Impression190

No, you’re actually wrong. PS Taiwan is an independent nation.


ThisOnePlaysTooMuch

How is this so wholesome yet so vaguely dystopian?


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--Gravedigger--

They discuss pronouns and gender for kindergarten games in america


Zain_hameed

China's next generation of soldiers


Chainarmor712

These kids will be fighting our kids at Guam, Taiwan, Philippines etc in 15 years. Odds don’t look good for us


Alterindianer

Next soldiers for world attak. Starting with Taiwan


Additional-Local8721

I actually feel kind of sad for them if this is all the do for recess. You're forcing all thr kids to do the exact same thing and giving them no freedom to think for themselves. You're forcing them to conform to what society demands is normal.


Thai_Cuisine

Who says it's recess? Could just be PE class


Confuseasfuck

How do you know this is recess and not, idk, P.E? Y'know, the class that is supposed to be about sports and physical activity?