If you ever wondered what the secret in understanding the thai mentality might be – the thai way of looking at life – don’t look any further and just read this blog. read carefully what you see below and if, after reading it twice, you can say “yes, this is fine for me, i can live with this” then you are ready to live a long and happy life in thailand. if it frightens, confuses or disappoints you – never mind, you can still come and make holiday sometimes, but don’t ever dare to move here for good.
as always, when talking of (thai) people in general, let me assure you that i am aware of the fact that i am shamelessly generalizing and that of course not EVERYBODY in thailand is like this – but a reliable majority – absolutely yes. i personally have thai friends being the opposite of what i describe, but even more who are exactly the way i state it. this does not mean i value one group more than the other, or in general like or dislike one of them – it is just a fact which, once understood, makes life much easier and really helps you to be ready for a life in paradise.
actually, instead of writing anything, i could easily just post a link to an article in phuket’s weekly newspaper, the “phuket gazette”. and yes, i will do this first (hoping they will leave the article online for ever – if not please send me an email) – you may then still continue to read my blog.