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Thai opinion: The difference between a house and a home

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The difference between a house & a home = the difference between a mind & a heart.

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2 paragraphs worth spun out to 2 pages worth! Ay corumba!!! clap2.gif

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2 paragraphs worth spun out to 2 pages worth! Ay corumba!!! clap2.gif

Absolutely nothing spun out to 2 sentences.

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"... it's not a home if the dwellers don't feel they belong. Harmony and peace between those under the same roof is the key ingredient, and that can only be achieved with love and mutual understanding."

I suppose this article wasn't written for the sake of expats who have decided to make Thailand their home. We will have to be satisfied with living in a beautiful house and with the small minority of Thais who have accepted us and are willing to share their lives and culture with us. That being said, I believe more people's lives would be enriched by more acceptance and sharing from both sides. But, then again, if people aren't willing to be compassionate with their neighbors, why would one expect them to be any more compassionate with "outsiders".

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in thailand, you can buy a house, but thanks to the law, it will never be your home

basic human rights to own your own house & business , and a right to work, not overhere

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The past few month have been an eye opening for the "green" expat that I am in Thailand.

I have to say that I love the people in the street. They make me feel comfortable, welcomed, safe. I used to carry a gun, I haven't apply for a license yet.

Unfortunately I'm a democracy lover. And to say that I've been disappointed by a number of my fellow expats and my "educated " local colleagues is an understatement.

I understand that given the current situation, I have to be careful with what I say. I have faith in the younger generation. A friend of mine who has been for more 40 years said to me that when he arrived there was only the riches and the poors. I can see the young middle class growing and I like it. Lets hope it's the last time Thailand has to go through a coup to solve its problem.

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What an exciting story. Remembers me more and more to the great newspaper 'New Light Of Myanmar',back in the 90s.

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in thailand, you can buy a house, but thanks to the law, it will never be your home

basic human rights to own your own house & business , and a right to work, not overhere

Thailand is a landlord society. They haven't developed any other economy. They own the land, they rent it, that's how they make money. Think about it ...

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in thailand, you can buy a house, but thanks to the law, it will never be your home

basic human rights to own your own house & business , and a right to work, not overhere

Slow down with your human rights complain. The examples you give have nothing to do with it.

You can rent a house or apartment. You can buy an apartment. You can open a company and own 49% of the shares. You can work with a work permit.

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in thailand, you can buy a house, but thanks to the law, it will never be your home

basic human rights to own your own house & business , and a right to work, not overhere

Slow down with your human rights complain. The examples you give have nothing to do with it.

You can rent a house or apartment. You can buy an apartment. You can open a company and own 49% of the shares. You can work with a work permit.

quod erat demonstrandum. You have proved the point belg was making.

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In traditional Thai society, you used to have two classes. The land owners and the peasants.The peasants was of course uneducated. The educated landowners were employed in the administration, army ... very classical, There was a problem, a class of work that was not suitable for the educated elite and even less for the unedecuted peasants : business, traders of all kinds. Here come the Chineses who little by little infiltrated the Thai society.

The problem is very fast this merchant class is running the country. Problem smile.png

The Thai society has tried its best to integrate the "chineses", it even succeeded to avoid the race war. But the problem of the landlords who own the land but don't contribute to the prosperity of the country can't last for ever

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not 100% complete, but one of the best writing about the Thailand of Nowadays IMHO

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in thailand, you can buy a house, but thanks to the law, it will never be your home

basic human rights to own your own house & business , and a right to work, not overhere

It is also the right of a sovereign state to develop its own policy. Foriegn money could easily price homeownership out of the reach of Thais.

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