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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Englishman? Camels, castles, palm-trees, Foreign Legionnaires, brass trays and bandits.

      Nothing more than a tropical getaway to a place where the locals wish they could escape

    2. As the corpse went past the flies left the restaurant table in a cloud and rushed after it, but they came back a few minutes later.

      In this story, the fragility of life is absent. Death has become so prevalent that the sanctity is gone--or maybe they accept death as a fact of life (something our society has yet to grasp).

    3. There is no question that the donkeys are damnably treated

    4. He has been taught that the white race are his masters, and he still believes it.

      What a sad reality? Believing something because it is familiar--because it is all you know.

    5. When a family is travelling it is quite usual to see a father and a grown-up son riding ahead on donkeys, and an old woman following on foot, carrying the baggage.

      Funny how vastly different from our own society (at least the one I grew up in). Usually it would be the other way around--the elder on the donkey, the younger people toting the baggage--but here the elder is stuck doing the hard physical labor.

    6. undifferentiated brown stuff

      all the same, indistinguishable, invisible,

    7. Are they really the same flesh as yourself?

      It is crazy to me that people can be judged by skin color--a factor that is as simple as presence of melanin. What is even more crazy is how these same prejudices based on color exist today.

    1. It’s so easy

      Herein lies the problem: it's easy. In a world that is so egotistic, no one is willing to change positions or even hear the from the other side. However, here's a radical idea: make it difficult. Even if it is so easy to find flaws in someone else, look for the good, find the common ground, and learn something new.

    2. there’s still a chance

      This is important to remember because even when we think it might be too late to reach out to someone or that someone's opinions are too different from our own for them to listen--there's still a chance. There's still a chance for learning about each other. A chance to see a new perspective. Maybe even a chance that will change your own opinions. So give someone a chance, you never know what it could lead to or what it could mean, but what do you have to lose?