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Discussion in 'All Other Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Apr 22, 2013.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
So after accusing people of hating the poor, you quote someone who calls them ignorant.
The irony amuses me, but it doesn't suprise me.
A flippant, frivolous man may ridicule others, may controvert them, scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Completely off-topic. This thread is about the enlightenment you recieve ONLY by travel.
Why do you hate the poor ? Why look down on people who don't have it as good as you do ? Is it their fault they can't travel ? Why call them ignorant ?
Your true feelings about the poor became evident, this morning. But most of us know yer full of balloon juice.
The word "ignorant" is not used in the quote. It only says that in the book of travel they have read only one page. However, that only means they probably have read deeply in other books of life where I have probably only read one page.
You seem to have forgotten that I have said more than once over the several years I have been on the BB that one of my philosophies of life is:
"Every person I meet in life can be my teacher in one way or another for everyone I meet knows more than I in many areas."
This happened to me yesterday. I was sitting on a bench overlooking Prague and the Vltava river. A man approach and asked if I minded him sitting on the bench also. I invited him to sit. He is Czech and speaks English quite well and he was very open to talking about many issues. I asked him about life under Communism and now, what is better now and what is not as good now. He explained his feelings on this. We also talked about literature, e-readers and the long winter we have just lived through here. He was most interesting.
My friend, everyone is ignorant, including me, and we all have much to learn.
And now you try and squirm out. LOL. Why do you look down on poor people ?
Don't believe I've ever said that. Show me where I have. I have been poor and I have been comfortable. I have friends who are RICH and I have friends who are poor. I do believe the poor should be helped.
I suppose you also have forgotten why I say the second 10% of your paycheck should go to savings and investments. Am I right?
Of course the first 10% gross should go to the Lord. In fact, I mentioned these two personal beliefs in a post last week or the week before ... forgotten which week.
What do you believe about personal finances?
Oh, and on travel. A person can travel through books, magazines and now on the Internet. I have traveled using Google Earth to places I know I will never visit geographically. Try it, it is fun. Travel is not restricted to moving around geographically.
In your steer manure O/P. Stop squirming. Stay on topic, please.
Well, unless you decide to discussion calmly and rationally I see no reason to reply to any nonsense or rude replies.
Blessings, my friend.
Can't. Back up your O/P, so change the subject, call people names, then stomp your feet. A typical C.T.Boy thread.
Well Crabby, you now have a small taste of what you routinely dish out! Rather juvenile, is it not?
Hopefully you can/will see the uselessness of any discussion merits to such "questioning"!?!?
I cannot help but agree with this.
I think it looks down on people who don't travel. It's not neccessary to say.
Heaven and Earth will pass away, only God's word lives on.
People who travel are no better than those who don't. No more informed, no more enlightened, no smarter, no better. St Augustine sounds like a snob.
You're getting something out of the quote that I am not.
Agree that they are no better and no smarter. Would disagree about being better informed to the extent of having the experience of place and culture. One can watch a program or read a book about a place and culture and learn about them, but it is head knowledge that lacks personal experiences and a sense of feeling that are results from having visited in person.
I don't feel any smarter for seeing some of the things I have seen in foreign countries. I would have rather never been to Naples, Italy, or Cartagena Spain. I agree with you that reading about places doesn't mean you've been there. And I AM well travelled, I've been to many, many great places, have seen a lot of great things, but that doesn't make me want to rub it in anyone's face. Certainly not try to convey that I am better read than them. Some people just cannot afford to travel.