Do expats really care about the locals?

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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by prettyvacant » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:30 am

Hard to beat the amount of views that nudity gets, with a human interest story...
I have a lot of sympathy for the locals. I feel more compassion for the Khmer than for any other tribe on the planet. Does that mean I do something for them? I do, but not much, but pretty much to the best of my ability. I hope to do more in the future though.
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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by siliconlife » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:08 am

Is this OP some kind of baiting scheme?

I REALLY, REALLY, care about the locals, please believe me, PLEEAASE!!!
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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by mauser765 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:22 am

I care on alternate days.

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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by Arget » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:44 am

I contribute to the local economy through compassionate interactions and donations to business.

I care.Otherwise I would not be here
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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:05 am

i spend about 1/2 my working hours assisting some local young men to create a honey producing cooperative.
i live in a 3m x 3 m metal hut. no fridge. $35 to go to PP and back. i have no regular job. thus only income from beekeeping.
does that count?
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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by Barang chgout » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:14 am

Is it something to do with an 'us and them' mentality. I often forget to draw a distinct line between myself and the locals.... where does compassion start and stop?

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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by Popeye » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:31 am

The cunts running the country don't give a fuck, so why should we ????
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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by mauser765 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:11 pm

Popeye wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:31 am
The cunts running the country don't give a fuck, so why should we ????
Precisely because they don't?
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Re: Do expats really care about the locals?

Post by taabarang » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:18 pm

"The cunts running the country don't give a fuck, so why should we ????"

If you think that l they don't care about their own, I can assure you they think less about foreigners. However, I worked hard to achieve high level of spoken Khmer fluency in part to help me distinguish between those I like and those I don't. As for caring about all the locals that is beyond me in any country, even my own.
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