There are two words that have become very popular lately, one called "involution" and the other "worker beating". The two terms are very related, and today I would like to focus on the first ter
Involution is the state in which individuals and organizations are locked in a low-level situation, in a low-level gridlock, after entering a stock game, and then cycling through it again and again.
The cake, for example, is still big, but the number of people eating it has increased, and the difficulty of getting to it has increased in spite of the fact that the cake is being divided up in different ways.
What is more serious is that any organization caught in an implosion cycle is prone to competition for resources, which leads to power struggles and deceit, resulting in a deteriorating organizational atmosphere, which is both physically and mentally devastating.
In the case of the Qing dynasty, although corn and potatoes from South America helped feed 200 million people, the total population reached 400 million. However, the widespread poverty of the people inevitably led to competition for resources. The next major wars, the Taiping Rebellion, resulted in the loss of 100 million people, the Shaanxi-Ganxi Rebellion, 30 million people, and other rebellions by bandits that resulted in unaccounted for population losses.
During the same period, British colonization abroad greatly reduced the population pressure on the country. Tens of millions of Britons emigrated to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, where they generally enjoyed a privileged middle-class lifestyle. A continent of Australia, so far only more than 20 million people, to have ore ore, to have wool wool, all around are still endless seafood, and how can implosion?
So for the Qing rulers, the primary management strategy was not to strengthen internal governance, but to encourage foreign colonization. The people of the capital were encouraged to explore the northeast, Xinjiang, and mass migration to Southeast Asia. Only in this way could the Sakhalin Island and Ili be defended, and the South China Sea issue would not become an international issue today.
Personally, I am a person who has no nostalgia. In the village where I was born, the per capita arable land is less than 3 cents, so I will choose to move to Wuhan. I hope that this will allow people back home who depend on the land to survive to have more farmland. I always imagine that one day, when they can generally get 100 mu of farmland, their living conditions may not be worse than those in Wuhan. So if our hometown has been in an inevitable implosion because it has too few resources, then our leaving is actually the best way for us and for our folks.
If we can create a few more kayaks in the future, these are our organization's solutions to counteract the implosion, and for all of us here, new increments also mean new infinite possibilities. Thank you all!
(The above is an abridged version of a presentation given at a regular company meeting.)