I found interesting to look at this 3'05'' video, while taking into account that this a Thai advert for Thai customers: it does then convey a sense of a narrative (about values) the Thai culture is based upon.
Whether the Thai society does truly embody this narrative, or not, is a different conversation entirely, of course… The American narrative around freedom may be seriously challenged when NSA surveillance is considered, or when political influence can be freely monetized. Similarly, the Burmese buddhist narrative may be challenged when Muslims are massacred without second thought…
The Thai narrative may be questioned too; but it's interesting to at least see what Thais might perceive as what one 'should' aspire to, what Thais might perceive as inspirational… Buddhism's influence is rather clear: generosity, loving kindness, sympathetic joy, perseverance, compassion, wisdom… many paramis appear.
According to their doctrine, one must be self-sufficient to live in their society. Yet, under their rules they would likely opt for the most expensive, less-humane solution. Another fly in the Libertarian agenda?
"[...] the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail says for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker [...]"
Kathy is very fond of wine, ethnic foods, her children, her husband and family dogs (not necessarily in that order). Wheat used to be on her list of favorite things since it tastes so damn good and just happens to be in everything, but she has given it up on her Doctors orders. She also has a dry sarcastic sense of humor, wears red lipstick whenever possible and quite possibly is allergic to her bangs.