After turning up the temperature for the remaining tadmen, one of them informs me that today, in 1773, was the Boston tea party; I chat him up and he asks me what state we are in. I reply Oklahoma and he then wishes to know what big city we’re closest to. Knowing that Oklahoma is an oil rich state he wonders what it will look like in one hundred years when we rely less on fossil fuels. Even though this game was made ten years ago, many of the topics talked about are still quite relevant.
Later he wonders aloud about how influential America is in the world, how diverse we are and what America’s future will look like. He asks if I’ve traveled abroad but I haven’t yet. He reminds me of the phrase about walking a mile in someone’s shoes. He tells me that walking a mile in someone’s country is the next best thing and then continues on with his thought.
His next talking point is how the world is always shrinking. He tells me of the need to be tolerant of other people and should continue to in the future as we become more interdependent. He looks to America and Europe with their fusion of cultures through an array of methods and wonders if, in the future, the world will act as one giant unit.
Before I leave, he asks about my job. Whether I like it and what I like about it. After giving my response he gives a few minute long, in depth answer about jobs. I water down the insect terrarium and then say goodbye.