Originally posted by Druscilla
I wonder how much you travel abroad?
Would you expect anyone to accommodate your English bias in Russia, Sweden, France, China, anywhere else around the globe?
These questions were not directed at me, but I feel I could shed some light that, especially over the internet, you never know how experienced someone
I do not travel abroad much anymore, but I used to spent a lot of time traveling to countries in Southeast Asia.
I made every attempt to learn as much of the local language to get me by with what I needed. However, most of them attempted to communicate in English
Quick; December 21 is about to happen and you may be forced to immigrate to a non-English speaking country to survive. How many languages do you
Speak enough to get by or fluently? How many do you speak? I'm not asking in a way as to say you're no better than me or anything, but I'm curious
as to what languages you're fluent in and whether it was because you wanted to learn these languages or out of necessity. To answer the question, I
could probably get by with what Japanese I know.
What's the poorest country you've ever visited?
What's the richest country you've ever visited?
Poorest would most likely be Cambodia. That place made my heart wrench quite a bit seeing how the locals live. Luckily, I gave back to them by
spending money and also helping in a free clinic that provided medical care they otherwise couldn't afford.
Richest country outside of the United States (how rich the US is can be debated another time) would probably be China. I think. Not sure if they're
better off than Japan or Australia money-wise, but they seem to be doing pretty dang well.
Be thankful for what you DO have as due some accident of birth, you just happen to have been born in a country where through some warped sense
superiority and entitlement you feel it necessary to impose your values on anyone and everyone you consider as 'lesser'.
This statement right here I both agree and disagree with. Many people in America do have a sense of superiority and entitlement. I catch myself doing
it from time to time, but I know I've been doing my part in helping the world outside of this country. I just want to point out the one part I
disagree with, and I do not mean any disrespect by it as I think you're an intelligent person. The problem is that you're talking about a warped
sense of superiority here when two of the posts I have read by you in this thread come off as very condescending. I think that kind of kills the
message you're trying to get across and instead of getting people to think about what you're saying, you're only inciting ire.