The Dutch mentality has changed. And I do not mean that in a bad way. In the past, as Anna van Amsterdam wrote, the Dutch drove to explore and expand. To explore every corner of the world, and to overcome all challenges, both nature and human. Our explorers bore names that have gone down in history. Even more recently, it was the Dutch who first built an airplane. And these days, many nations and people around the world turn their eyes toward the stars, looking to conquer space. It would be wrong to say the Netherlands have fallen behind. We have all the knowledge other countries have. But this is where we see the change of mentality. These days, the Dutch are not looking to explore, but rather to cultivate and express. While those other nations are already experimenting with rockets, only now Dutch scientists are looking into the mechanics to build them. On the other hand, their advances in computers - ahead of any other nation - have elevated the knowledge of the beauty the Netherlands have to offer, both from nature and manmade. National parks are being formed, seaside resorts are built, and museums are filled with art that would pride any nation. ~Part of a political article written by Rachel van Rotterdam in favour of increased funding for arts and environmentalism over science. Edit: Let's just say the Netherlands are devilishly beautiful. Edit 2: And this one happened as well.