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24687, RE: americentricity
Posted by guest, Sat May-27-00 02:04 PM
I have to agree with you yoplay. In America we seem to be more concerned with paying our bills than really finding out what's going on in the world; even as it affects us. We watch the news or read the paper as it fits into our schedules and don't venture out to find anything more than what is presented to us. And when we do travel, it's usually for vacation, to get away from the stress and routine of our jobs and material possesions that have to be maintained. It's not to learn from the people who live there. Most people just stick to the travel package or follow the tourguide, and come back with nothing more than a sample of the culture, a taste of some of the food, and an idea of the climate in that season. We all need to get a better understanding of how people live in different parts of the world. Then maybe we can see what is really important, and put things into perspective.

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