Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
I'm hoping to get to Thailand and go north with the family at some stage over the next year or two. I've heard it's really lovely up north (not grim at all!)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"You've got to focus on what's really worthwhile in life, which means resisting a lot of the currents in our culture" (Thanissaro)