Oy. If you have not read this book...you should. You should because we are involved in this area of the world, whether you like it or not. You should because you will realize just how ignorant you have been your whole life of any culture that is not your own. You should so that you can see how the life of one who is truly selfless looks. You should so that you can thank your lucky stars, or God, or whomever, that you were delivered in a hospital, and educated in a school with a roof, past the fifth grade. I am in awe right now of the dedication that this man, Greg Mortensen, possessed, and continues to posses. I am in awe of my ability to look the other way, in matters of these types in the past...knowing that they exist, but preferring to keep them off my radar so that I am not accountable for doing anything about them. Now I wonder...what I do? I should mail a check. It makes me feel good to think about doing that. What i should feel is sick until I do do it, so that nice thought won't pacify me in to inaction. I should read more about this region. I should educate my children.
Our ignorance may be bliss for us, but it's torture on others. www.threecupsoftea.com