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FTinPRC - 2017-10-20

Consciousness is constructed by narratives that we 'create' and then nurture. We literally become the stories we tell our 'self'.

Living for a time in a foreign country is particularly dangerous for the construction of beliefs based on a small number of 'anecdotes', events that have occurred in our short time in a new culture. This anecdotal 'evidence' becomes our 'understanding' of that country. Two Chinese cab-drivers drove the 'long way'; ALL Chinese are crooks. I've rented three apartments in China; ALL Chinese landlords are idiots.

When you combine a disoriented and arrogant ego with an anecdotal understanding of his 'new world', you create an Ex-pat.

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Expat, heal thyself -- FTinPRC -- 2017-10-20
Re Expat, heal thyself -- Ex-pat -- 2017-10-21
Re Expat, heal thyself -- Silverboy -- 2017-10-21
Re Expat, heal thyself -- Ex-Pat -- 2017-10-22
Re Expat, heal thyself -- Silverboy -- 2017-10-22
Re Expat, heal thyself -- Ex-Pat -- 2017-10-24
Re Expat, heal thyself -- Silverboy -- 2017-10-20
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