How to Parallel Park Your Mule in Ceará

To the unsuspecting visitor, it may seem that I’m posting this because I want to show that Brazil (or at least the Northeast) is backwards. Au contraire, mon ami. I love this part of Brazil and I wish the US was more like it but unfortunately this can only be found in ‘Amish country’. If going back to being simpler became a popular movement, I would certainly go live on a farm. Movement or not, I may end up doing it in a few decades.

3 thoughts on “How to Parallel Park Your Mule in Ceará

  1. It’s only backwards to people who think they’re better than everyone else & feel like they’re more privileged but really aren’t.

    Anyone who takes that 1st step of venturing into another culture needs to stop judging based on their own experiences. They need to understand that things don’t work their own way all around the globe.

    • Yes, for some reason ‘new’ equates to ‘better’ and many times something manufactured is seen as better than something natural. Kind of like the words ‘progress’ and ‘change’, which makes me ask, “progress/change for who exactly?” Should I tell time by looking at the position of the sun in the sky or by looking at my cell phone? I say it doesn’t matter…as long as one has learned or (if they have learned) doesn’t forget how to tell the time by looking at the sun. Ok…so I don’t know how to tell the time with precision by looking at the sun but I’m not clueless either. Technology makes us focus on the new without asking ourselves which method or means is best for us, for our taste and our needs.

  2. That’s a good point Adam. Progress for who exactly? Technology is about convenience and supposedly being efficient. But it goes back to what you said. Efficient for whom exactly.

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