I see what you mean and I think it's admirable that you try to understand why they might be frustrated. I just think it's in poor taste to point out a person's race when one's insulting the said person though.
It's like that Llodra incident when he called some fan Chinese - he probably didn't mean it in a racist manner, but why did he have to point out that she was Chinese? Was that meant to be an insult? Why couldn't he have said "you bitch"? I would've found that less offensive.
It's the most visible difference and the easiest way to discriminate so I think it comes from mental laziness more than anything else.
You mean the Americans don't usually book their tennis courts in advance?
I get stressed out when I can't book my courts at least 3 days before I'm due to play.
Many of them didn't know they could.
There were 18 tennis courts and they probably thought some of them would be free. Asians would never make that assumption.They were also very cheerful when kicked out while the Asians would frown and glare for having been out-reserved.
Does the government perpetuate this attitude of subservience?
Don't think they do it as any kind of policy but there are plenty of those in the government who are white worshipers.
"Mass of confused people" definitely describes Singapore as well. At least India has a rich history and cultural tradition; our history began with a British guy discovering the island.
Interesting. I am completely ignorant as to your history. Can you summarize in brief?
Originally Posted by Commander Data
It is really fascinating. I noticed how American children are brought up with much more encouragement and accolade then Swiss kids.
Huge generalization of course but the earliest thing I noticed when I first came here was how comfortable the Americans seemed in their own skin and in their environment. I don't know much about Europeans though so I cannot compare.
Originally Posted by Commander Data
It kinda is, on the other hand, mods need some kind of instrument to get rid of people that just keep on breaking rules. If I was a mod i would just ban people because they annoy me over and over again and people would hate me because they would feel it is subjective, which would be true
here we have at least some kind of objective system. It is really your own fault if you get permabanned, as there are enough warning signs along the way.
Don't think there is any need for a permaban. Ban people as many times as needed but keep the maximum limit to 6 months or so.
I'd rather be told straight in the face that I suck at something than to be cuddled into a false sense of belief that I don't suck at it, so that when I grow up, I don't get a rude shock and have my sense of self-worth destroyed when I discover that I really suck at that something. I would like to be praised - constantly - for the things that I'm really good at too.
I prefer that parents not comment on the quality of work at all( or keep it very limited) and simply encourage the interest in a particular activity. If interest is sustained, there will eventually be efforts to improve. I say this because interest in a particular activity can randomly emerge at a later stage and telling kids they suck at something early on can later affect their ability to develop a newly formed interest.
when you opened mtf and saw how western people look from the close
and i think asian people are loved in poland
maybe unless they are vietnamese small illegal factory workers in the woods near warsaw
Btw, the two Polish girls I knew in grad school were quiet, shy, somewhat nerdy bespectacled girls. Needless to say, after I joined MTF you provided a counter perspective.