Re: War Support Ebbs

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun Nov 11 2001 - 04:06:24 MST

On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 11:09:49AM +0100, Amara Graps wrote:
> However, I think that my "cultural identity", now after almost 4 years living
> abroad and working in and visiting 15 (I think) countries, and being
> surrounded
> abroad by noone US is that I'm either
> - "homefull" (my home is everywhere) or
> - "homeless" (my home is nowhere)
> depending if my psychological glass of water is half full or half empty
> that day. (The first is an infinitely more comforting perspective to
> get me through lonely days.)

Homefull - a great word! I feel a bit the same - I may not have left
Sweden, but I am constantly part of a
scientific/transhumanist/libertarian culture that is definitely not
swedish and in many respects has values and ideas very different from
those encountered here. It is rather fascinating to feel like an alien
or anthropologist when listening to one's relatives.

I think we need more homefull people. Not everybody has to be one, but
just like a small amount of fibers added to a matrix make a composite
material far stronger a small number of homefull people with a greater
understanding of other cultures and the complexities of their
interactions can help make the matrix of their (current) countries

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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