A Matter of Opinion?

silly kitty2WARNING : SHORT BLOG POST

I was thinking earlier today about the different points of perspective an issue can have, and when it gets to human behavior – it is rarely black-and-white.

For me, the most interesting and thought provoking look at personal behavior came from a high school girl in our first year of making aliyah, and the idea was about “personal directness”.

People commonly criticize Israelis as lacking social delicateness (perhaps you can suggest a better phrase), however the flip side of the coin is that, according to this girl, Anglos can be/are “two-faced” – saying one thing but meaning another.

Whether you agree or disagree, accept or disregard, it is an interesting commentary, and quite Israeli in nature.

(The picture of the kitty is to sweeten the harsh reality of this perception.)