I swear I didn’t bring it up.
Somehow, while sitting around with a few school friends reflecting on life and listening to ambiance music (what a terrific genre) we got on the topic of globalization and culture.
I tried to present a view along the lines of my long post on why cosmopolitanism is exciting and positive. My friend Austin, whose views would fit right in at a WTO protest session, suddenly had a moment of contrarian inspiration. He took out a yellow pad and "declared" that he wanted to travel as much as possible, halt the effects of globalization, and explore unique cultures. He started writing feverishly on the yellow pad ignoring the "Austin – WTF are you doing?!" cries. My other two friends just stood agape, but I took out my camera (too bloggable a moment to miss) and captured the nutty action.