The guy in the seat next to me loses all colour in his face. He slowly bows his head in disillusionment, his sidelocks - full of elasticity and joyful bounce before - now drooping sadly. Our conversation up to this part went something like this:
"Is it your first time in Israel?"
- "Yep, first time."
"Are you enjoying it so far?"
- "Yeah, I'm having a great time."
He smiles benevolently.
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Self-absorbed misanthropic humanist vs. the world
"From mazel to shlimazl is but a tiny step; but from shlimazl to mazel - oy, is that far!"
"In the matter of slavish imitation, man is the monkey's superior all the time. The average man is destitute of independence of opinion. He is not interested in contriving a opinion of his own, by study and reflection, but is only anxious to find out what his neighbor's opinion is and slavishly adopt it."
--- Mark Twain on imitation
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