Usually I walk through my city without paying much attention to my surroundings. You could call that equanimity or assimilation or just self absorption. Whatever it is though, it's my normal now. But sometimes, I have a few seconds where I snap out of it.
Yesterday I was walking my usual route and saw a crew of girls with a crew of boys stalking them 20 meters back. Then I saw an old truck from the 60s with 17 day-laborers dressed in filth standing in the bed, immediately followed by a BMW. And I thought, this place is a goddamn jungle.
Speaking of damning god- the other day I was at the beach and asked somebody where I could go get some water.
Guy on the beach: You speak arabic, you must be Muslim.
Me: not yet, some day, godwilling
Guy: Oh so you're Christian
Guy: Haha, you think Jesus is God's son. But that's not true, we're all God's children (laughing in my face)
Me: Yeah sure, thanks for the directions. goodbye.
Now I don't really give a damn, due to my own close-to-nonexistent religious beliefs. But if that guy went to America, and somebody told him Mohamed was not the prophet of god, he was wrong, and laughed in his face, how would he have reacted?
Then again, if he went to America, plenty of people would probably think he was a terrorist. I haven't had that problem thus far.
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