Easy life

As I follow the news I can’t help but reflect that so many things are just the same all over the world.

I remember my grandmother telling me to always walk keeping my gaze downwards; to smile without showing my gums, and to keep my my mouth close or I’ll eat flies–difficult thing to do with swollen adenoids.

In fact, my grandma deemed me too pretty not to be morally deformed by it.

My naturally parted lips were obviously a cause for concern as was my sitting by the window in modern-days London, England, in a Georgian house belonging to a white upper-class Anglican family.

“Don’t you EVER make me catch you again sitting by the window looking out on the street. My, people will think we are running a brothel in here!”

So I can’t help but reflect:
Is Western society really that different from what we like to consider less-evolved ones?

Isn’t it time things changed? It is, after all, 2015….