On the contrary-it is the very fact that I have seen the people of other societies struggle for the things we Americans take for granted that allows me to understand and appreciate the underside of our 'civilization'.<quoted text>You seem to have a problem. It sounds as if you do not appreciate living in a civilized country. How would you feel had you been born a female baby in another country and drowned at birth? There are reasons why we strive to rise above certain ways of thinking.
“Censure is willingly indulged, because it always implies some superiority: men please themselves with imagining that they have made a deeper search, or wider survey than others, and detected faults and follies which escape vulgar observation”