I happened to see these Brian Eno quotes from Brainyquote.com and found them interesting enough to include here. Here are two that jumped out at me:
I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy.
Then, further down the page...
When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
Interesting. The second Eno quote reminds me of Kipling's famous remark on the benefits of traveling outside one's home country. “And what knows he of England who only England knows.” I wonder if any Finance Trends readers have had such a learning experience?