47: Ethics

I think about this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal cartoon a lot. I'm not sure I'm particularly patriotic though. My mother always liked to refer to me as a "citizen of the world" and I guess in some ways that's true. I really think in any part of the world there is natural beauty and cultures worth respecting. They all have their warts as well. In college we'd joke about our majors like how English was just majoring in "reading and writing" or Psych was majoring in "messing with other people's brains." I always referred to mine, East Asian Studies, as "learning about other cultures really big mistakes." I feel like idolizing any one culture and trying to claim it's the best is dangerous and blinds you to flaws. Having moved