According to one person at least, my having grown up in Great Britain has marked me for life. Apparently, I perceive myself as exceptional or superior to others, and this ignorant and narrow-minded stance stems directly from a lack of social exposure at the root of which is my having evolved on an island. The curious thing here is that I’ve now lived longer outside Albion’s shores than within them. I would have thought that had given me sufficient opportunity to expose myself to a wider and “levelling” society. Obviously not. If I do indeed exhibit an island mentality, I’m sorry. However, there are alternative explanations for my inability to relate appropriately to others. It seems somewhat unwarranted to put the blame for this solely on my having developed in a land surrounded entirely by water.