mazeno wrote:> It's deeply ironic that a person who makes his living from the internet
it's deeply ironic, that you rate people knowing nothing about them. i don't make my living on the internet.
I only know what you tell us. And here's what you told us in another post:
"you're right, i'm a bit hypocritical (but who's not? and i can excuse myself a bit, too. i write it on the net, 'cos i use the net for work"
mazeno wrote:> Who says Nepal is ruined?
25 years ago they had no rat race but poor but mostly quiet life.
so we, in eastern europe, had too (except the soviet occupancy).
so, we have the experience that you western people don't have.
OK, show us Nepalis saying that their country is ruined and that they would rather have the exact same infrasturcture, economy, and opportunities they had 30 years ago. I don't think they exist on a large scale, and those who hold those beliefs tend to think they could have had the advancements in these things without any change to culture or daily life. That's an unrealistic expectation.
By the way, here's some actual data on how people in Eastern Europe have viewed changes in their quality of life. You can see that in every single polled country, people have indicated they are better off now than they were then. I suspect the results for Nepal would be similar to that of Poland or other more satisfied countries, based on GDP growth rates.