Situation: you live in a country where tipping is considered rude. You live on a US Military installation. You bring your child to the salon on base to get a haircut. The girl who cuts his hair does a truly excellent job, but she is a resident of the host country - where, remember, tipping is considered rude. Do you leave a tip? If so, how much; and do you leave dollars or the host country's currency? The haircut cost $10.
I believe that women's lib means I can live however I choose - even if that means staying at home, baking cookies from scratch and knitting baby booties all the livelong day. I believe that discriminating against anyone based on their color is racism - even if they're white. I believe that the bad auditions on American Idol are the end result of twenty years of focusing on self esteem - "you are perfect no matter what" - piled on top of a century of growing up consuming music rather than making it together as a family. I believe the children are our future. I believe in miracles. I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.