What happened while Americans slept.

As a global traveler myself, I’ve always found it somewhere between amusing and annoying how mired in the 1960’s the North American view of the rest of the planet is. The images of the world I saw and the whole concept of the rest of the planet I grew up with, is pretty much a leftover from the 1960’s- developed world (us) vs non-developed world (everyone but Europe and Japan). We live in houses and have electronics, they live in stone and grass buildings and have our castoffs. We have small families, they have big families. We work in offices, they work on farms and sell in marketplaces. Etc. Etc.

Is some of that still true? Yes, definitely, but for a much smaller number than you might think…