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Do many Thais hate us, because they feel we've much more than them?

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28 minutes ago, billd766 said:

 

You didn't accept my word that I have lived and worked in 38 countries. So you are basing that everybody hates you because you lived in SA for 6 years yet you STILL claim that I said that everybody loves me. Putting the same words in my mouth once again and still believing that I know nothing of what goes on around me. What arrogance and ignorance on your part.

 

As you your ridiculous claim that as an anonymous poster no claim can be verified, what about your claim of 6 years in SA.

 

In my case the UK Inland Revenue knows where I have been as I have filled in my tax forms every year. I know where I have been as I have the record of where and when. My first wife knew a lot of it as does my second Thai wife.

 

The important people in my life knew but people like you actually have no idea but still claim the "moral" high ground. I am happy that you believe that you know more than anybody else about love and hate in the world. It is just that you don't really. Only your experience and your opinion which may mean a lot to you but nothing to me or quite a few other people.

 

Wrong! My original opinion was based solely on your comment that you had visited, lived and worked in 38 countries. That's what made your ignorance seem so extreme. Then you started talking about speaking from lower orifices, and your replies started to look more like stalking and flaming, especially considering you entered into a debate I was having with another member... to back him up.

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1 hour ago, tropo said:

Perhaps you're the one tripping, while you make trips all over the world.

 

In the US you can cop a beating or worse just for being a Trump supporter. It'll take a lot less than that in Thailand - the subject of this thread.

 

 

You see I originally laughed (555) at your " ignorance is bliss" post . And you came back with , you had also laughed when you read my post . Then your next post suggested I had said I travelled around the world and everyone I met loved me . I'm struggling to find anything remotely similar being posted by me that suggest that . Maybe you genuinely got your wires crossed in a conversation with another person ? 

Or maybe "ignorance is bliss" after all . 

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16 minutes ago, Macthehat said:

You see I originally laughed (555) at your " ignorance is bliss" post . And you came back with , you had also laughed when you read my post . Then your next post suggested I had said I travelled around the world and everyone I met loved me . I'm struggling to find anything remotely similar being posted by me that suggest that . Maybe you genuinely got your wires crossed in a conversation with another person ? 

Or maybe "ignorance is bliss" after all . 

 
 

My apologies. I did get my wires crossed - it was samsensam who travelled around the world (to over 50 countries) and never encountered any hate, not you.:sad:

 

samsensam:

 

 "i've travelled quite widely, over 50 countries, and i can say i have never felt hated anywhere... if you are encountering hate anywhere the first place i suggest you look for the cause is yourself."

 

Then Mr Build came in to tell me that samsensam is correct and I'm the ignorant one, because he's never encountered any hate in 38 countries. Build mistakingly referenced you instead of samsensam, adding to the confusion.

 

Once again, please accept my apology.

 

 

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1 hour ago, tropo said:

My apologies. I did get my wires crossed - it was samsensam who travelled around the world (to over 50 countries) and never encountered any hate, not you.:sad:

 

samsensam:

 

 "i've travelled quite widely, over 50 countries, and i can say i have never felt hated anywhere... if you are encountering hate anywhere the first place i suggest you look for the cause is yourself."

 

Then Mr Build came in to tell me that samsensam is correct and I'm the ignorant one, because he's never encountered any hate in 38 countries. Build mistakingly referenced you instead of samsensam, adding to the confusion.

 

Once again, please accept my apology.

 

 

No problem , Thank you 

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5 hours ago, anotheruser said:

Well at least we didn't attempt to take over the world not just once but twice. 

fact is "you" are still attempting but without success.

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4 hours ago, anotheruser said:

My comment was simply to illustrate those that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

what ridiculous rubbish  :cheesy:

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Only thing I have noticed over the years ,but it's not hate, they do tend to snigger,be it very much behind their back , at Ferangs who Farm on the quiet. !!.Him no money,they tell me with great pleasure . I long gave up explaining in some cases but not all,years ago.Hate isn't part of Thai Culture I've found.thats the domain of Islamic Fanatics that This endure down South,yet still don't have A Western oust the bloody lot attitude like I have.?


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I have never noticed/experienced hate because I'm a farang. Over 11 years, I have seen situations where because someone doesn't speak Thai, they assume you know nothing. As an example, with basic motoring problems, you can be treated like you know nothing despite having owned (worked on) in excess of 40 vehicles. Same applies to home building.

 

 

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2 hours ago, dick dasterdly said:

I think its safe to say that some Thais 'automatically' dislike or look down on foreigners/farangs for various reasons.

 

1) They live in tourist areas and have come across the worst examples.

2) Experience tells them we are sometimes cash cows, exploitable and therefore stupid.

3) Sometimes purely a nationalistic thing.

 

Having said this, its not something I've personally experienced apart from a 'nasty glance' a couple of times.

 

I'd add that EVERY time I've had a small 'public' problem e.g. scooter problems - at least one Thai has invariably stopped to either help me or ask whether I needed help :smile:.

 

I'd go with #3. They really like number 2's.

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I've only lived in rural Thailand for 2 years, but Thai people are still overwhelmingly friendly, smiling and helpful. We still seem to get rock star treatment.

 

I think the Buddhist philosophy means that poor Thais don't resent, or are jealous of, rich people. They go out of their way to give them special treatment. They assume farang are wealthy.

 

The thinking is that maybe we did wonderful things in our past lives and now we are being rewarded by having it a bit easier in this life. That is something everyone, rich or poor, can aspire to.

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6 minutes ago, Chip Allen said:

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is the case. I have seen it constantly as a tourist and now as a resident in retirement. Thais simply cannot wrap their heads around the fact that I have an upper-middle class Thai income for doing absolutely nothing. There is also the feeling (sometimes stated, sometimes not) that there is something vaguely dishonest about my income, as if Thais have been cheated of something because I have an income that allows me to live well in this country. "Americah....big, big money...think they own the world." :shock1:  There is also the totally bogus belief that those who WORK here are taking jobs away from Thais. Sure.....learn English from a Thai and see if you'll ever be understood in an English-speaking country. :sleep: These people are beyond belief.

Then you're very unlucky as its not something I've experienced or even recognise.

 

Yes, like everyone else I've experienced over pricing based on being a Westerner - but that's entirely different to the perceived Thai 'thoughts' raised in your post - other than 'those working here are taking jobs away from Thais'.

 

Edit - "There is also the feeling (sometimes stated, sometimes not) that there is something vaguely dishonest about my income".

 

A Thai actually stated that there was something "vaguely dishonest about your income"?  Sounds unlikely to me.

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