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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:31 AM
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Default Re: Cultural question for my Egyptian friends.

[quote=The Egyptian;90685]
This is courtesy .... not restriction, the main difference is that with courtesy you do not have to do it .... But it is nice if you do so.

I guess I was just brought up different. I was always brought up with the understanding that I have as much freedom as my neighboor. Assuming that Fezzik and his neighboor live in the United States, Fezzik has just as much a right to smoke outside as his neighboor has to observe spiritual beliefs that abhor it. From a legal enforcibility standpoint, Fezzik's neighboor has no right to restrict right to smoke outside (even in most states with a duplex or tenancy in common code). This is what I was alluding to with my previous response. Perhaps its me going overboard, but I jsut find it disheartening when people are not able to do the things they enjoy when there is no ethical issue, but still strive to be politcally correct and not offend people.
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