Friday, March 6, 2009

Conventional Thinking

Me and my personal bliss having a cuddle.

I have been reading Eric Weiner's The Geography of Bliss and he makes a very small/big point in one of his chapters. It is so small that you almost don't notice this sentence in the middle of a paragraph that is in the middle of a chapter in the middle of a very dense book:

"How could the Swiss be boring if they almost voted their military out of existence."

Really now?

Mr Weiner makes the point that the Swiss are so predictable that they couldn't possibly surprise or engage a worldly person such as himself. Yet they almost voted their military out of existence..... something that some of the more exciting and dynamic governments in the world have not thought of, let alone done.

So how do you reconcile such a rebellious act with a seemingly bourgeois and conventional society? Makes you think twice about all those librarians you might have pre-judged... Hmmmm?


fishnet said...

hello from fishnet

JAF said...

Love the new photos....miss the old ones. I accidentally started following myself and can't figure out how to get out of it. Like a dog chasing its tail. What do you think? Changed the name of my blog - must be the spring feeling in us all. What do you think about an entire field of wild flowers on Maple Street? What should I do?