The British Character
January 7, 2007 11:56am CST
The English are a heterogeneous and contradictory race with conservative tendencies. While progress is the aim of every Englishman, he nevertheless distrusts and resents change. When he goes to bed he insists that his mattress shall be supported by a symphony of springs that is the newest world in comfort but when he awakes up in the morning he requires that the view from his bedroom window shall be the same as it was as it was yesterday and for centuries of yesterdays before that. Thus it is that Great Britain is a land in which the past is always becoming present, in which history is part of the picture of to-day, and thus it is that Great Britain has become a storehouse of treasure that is both the work of nature and the work of man.
7 Jan 07
I agree to your comments, yes they're pretty challenging people to work or move around with ;) he expects everything from everyone but won't express it in his entire lifetime. they like hanging on to their past 'cos it gives them an extra high! but once he leaves his shores it's a complete u-turn. Thanks