Many of you would remember the show Dharma and Greg. If you don’t then I recommend you pop over to youtube and enjoy a show or three. Now the premise is s free spirited woman and a conservative man get married on a whim. What I found interesting was the clear view that Dharma and her family were more petty and more egotistic than Greg’s family. They mask it in the oh see the world in a new light but the message is clear that they ware pushing their beliefs on others and turn out to be more hypocritical than Greg’s family.
I find it sad to say that I have not met a free spirit who did not take offense when you did not agree with their way of life and may the gods help you should you disagree with them on politics or the environment. Where many of the ones that I have met have argued points based on hearsay and anti-capitalism when the data shows very clearly that the more economic ties a country has with another and that people have with others the less likely they are to go to war.
Tell me what you think.
By Jin Okubo