July 28, 2005 @ 7:37 pm by sean
So these people decided to modify a Land Rover and drive it around the world. And kindly document it for us. I saw a picture of the Land Rover in the September/October Truck Trend, and they gave me the web address.
I’m only in Africa right now, but I’m amazed at how much different people are from Americans. I know they are obviously different, but it almost seems as in just how we are the only country to measure by the means we do, we are the only country this inhospitable to familiars and strangers. In places we see as uncivilized and even warring, the people are so warm and open to these strangers. There are the people trying to make a buck here and there, but rarely are the common folk rude to them, or anything remotely close to rude. The kindest, most hospitable American is about as nice as the guy in Mali who blocked off the only bridge so he could charge foreigners a tax to go over it.
It’s also suprising how often they come across other Europeaners in Land Rovers. They meet, then share food and stories and maps. I think I want to start saving money for a trip around the world. But permanently ending not in this country. Whether by choice or by death.
It’s sort of interesting to see how much we strive for and how much we try to ‘accomplish’, and some of these people live in houses made of a few logs and a roof and don’t know anything but the area they live in, and don’t know people farther than they could travel in a few days. I assume they are perfectly ok with this; they’re still there. I’m not entirely convinced there is anything wrong with this. Just because they don’t get they kind of jobs we do, go to museums, take photographs, take showers in bathtubs with a curtain and a nozzle that massages, drive cars, use computers, wear fancy clothing, eat and drink of copious variety, have all kinds of medicines for all kinds of ailments, etc. doesn’t mean their lives aren’t just as fulfilling or satisfying.
Hey, look at me, I go to college, have a high paying job internship, have a car, have clothes, a decent house, read ‘intellectually,’ play music, travel, but I don’t know even my neighbors last name.
I think sometime this semester I want to do one of my graphic design II classes using MS Word.
If I am a customer, does that mean I ‘custom’?
The sunset colors are unreal right now. Strange though, because they are more real than anything else.