Posted by AuntieMel on December 7, 2005, at 10:13:54
In reply to Re: Amen » AuntieMel, posted by Gabbix2 on December 5, 2005, at 20:36:17
The first time I went to Poland was in the early '90s, soon after it opened up to the west. My thought at the time was "My, my, Americans just don't know how good we've got it"
Not too long after that I went to Kazakhstan and one of my first thoughts was "My, my, the Poles don't realize how good they've got it"
But - in talking to the locals of Atyrau, they insisted they were happy with things the way they were, thank you very much, and didn't *want* any modernization or western ways, so please take your money and go home.
Meaning, I guess, that it's *our* version of what *we* think they should be living like that may be the most faulty.