[FoRK] social alienation...

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn
Sat Sep 24 07:27:39 PDT 2005

On Sep 23, 2005, at 4:03 PM, Marty Halvorson wrote:
> I do however have difficulty relating to the less intelligent only  
> when there is resistance to ideas that are contrary to their  
> beliefs, and they are unable to explain why the belief exists.

This is the one thing that upsets me... but that happens with  
'intelligent' people too. I often find intelligent people to be the  
biggest idiots because their egos blind them.

Back to the main theme... I don't know about other people on this  
list, but though I'm Caucasian, speak English etc. and I have found  
*very* few people here that I can deeply relate to. There is some  
divide that I can't quite put my finger on, but I see it manifest  
itself in things I consider self-centred behaviour, lack of caring  
(like packers at supermarkets), poorly organised schools (though our  
local school system is supposed to be one of the best), lack of  
tolerance, etc. etc. I found Japanese far easier to understand...

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