Originally posted by Bluesma
And I feel torn because I know they haven't the slightest inkling of idea of how arrogant and stupid they seem. They don't mean it to harm, they
just think it is truth.
And this is the fault of America, the politicians, the media, etc.
We are told endlessly that America is the greatest freaking thing since sliced bread. We aren't sure in what area outside of military, but
ultimately, we are lead to believe everything we do is made of awesome.
We are told that everywhere around the world people are murdering their grandmother to live here. While its true some areas (like Mexico, Cuba, etc)
are trying their hardest, thats 3rd world nations, and they are running from where they are moreso than running to anywhere.
Hense why I try to tell people to travel the world, and most importantly, shut up and listen when travelling...listen, explore, and try to understand.
Once you leave the bubble here, you get a better understanding of the world you live in.
No doubt when I first started travelling, I made a bunch of people cringe. Luckily I moved due to marriage and had a english wife at the time that
set me straight and dropped my flag over my eyes vision.
I think I just didn't like Paris though...mostly because they were rude...not subjectively...objectively...walking to a line was met by tons of
people basically cutting as far as they could..it was basically mob aggression verses orderly line...But as I am truely remembering the experience
verses the overall feel, there was actually plenty of non-rude people...the hotel attendant whom was trying above and beyond to understand me and be
One thing that massively jaded my experience however was my work collegue. He was a muslim frenchman whom simply didn't like Americans...He made sure
to tell me this, and would very often stop work to explain how America was wrong for trying to do this or that...its like, dude, I am not political, I
am just trying to get this database up and running...lets focus.
And he would become angry at me for no reason. I was trying my best to simply be polite and focus in on what I was paid to do, but he couldn't stop.
every day, endlessly telling me how America somehow holds him down and cheers israel too much.
Understand, I spent 2 months in Egypt working with nothing but muslims..I had no issues with them. got along fine with them. This guy was different,
and so no doubt that weighs heavily on my experience of Paris.
As I said before, I guess we weigh the negative more than the positive.
Also, the cheese is disgusting...seriously. took a bite of something that smelled of rotting dirty feet..wreched for half an hour afterwards and
couldn't get the taste out of my mouth for the rest of the day...and my medium steak was still moo'ing.
Would still fight for them if they got invaded though. They are a western nation, and the west (in my opinion) sticks together.