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  • The tourists find him amusing, talking to him and taking his photos. But I see that as more of a novelty thing.

    Only if he knows, that a book entitled Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, stated that if South East Asia has developed farming before the Western world, he could've been 'educated' across the planet as his culture has already abandoned the hunter-gatherer ways.

    He may be sipping his hot cappuccino while waiting for the emails to come, iPhone in one hand.

    Yet, now he is so content, that all of that possibility doesn't even matter.

    This is what this new century has given us: Excess.
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