Sunday, July 12, 2015

"It is a very good life."

One of the contestants on a back episode of Chopped was asked by the judges to tell them about herself. She had only recently come to this country from Bankok, where her family still lives. She was a young person and her English was charmingly broken. "I realize how lucky I am to be in this country,"  she said. "I am working very hard and having fun. It is a very good life."  I was quite happy to see her win the competition.

I wonder how many of her generation who are native to this country would include in their definition of "a very good life"  the fact that they are "working very hard." Some would, certainly, but...

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