SYDNEY. I haven’t encountered any anger or despair. I’m sure there is some, but there’s nothing like the disgust that’s chronic in LA. I’ve yet to hear an angry word down under. Life is healthier and more relaxed and more communal.
Nobody has tried to talk to me about Australian politics. Nobody has mentioned any Aussie politicians. They don’t matter to the lives of ordinary Aussies. The culture wars rage in Australia at about 10% of the intensity of America. Still, ambitious young Aussies tend to move to the USA to pursue their dreams.
The news in Australia is comparatively boring, because there aren’t many disasters around here.
The water pressure is about ten times as intense in Sydney compared to LA. So taking a cold shower is ten times as painful.