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2015-05-22 @ 23:18:43
Thank you for one of the most honest travel posts I’ve ever come across. Most are “Why Traveling Alone Will Change You Forever” or “Why I Trust No One After I Got Mugged Abroad.” Instead of showing a one-sided glamorous (or unglamorous), view of your experience, you approached it from all sides: highlighting the community and the aloneness, the loneliness and the stresses, the personal growth and the joys… Thank you. I really resonated with this.
2013-12-10 @ 16:55:35
It’s truly amazing how inexpensive and simple this can be. If I ever settle down long enough I will definitely be building a sustainable home like this.
2013-12-04 @ 11:54:19
I don’t necessarily agree with this. I’ve only seen beggars on a subway in a foreign country where I don’t speak the same language. I don’t necessarily like to make a spectacle of myself ever, especially in a foreign country. Where I live beggars tend to situate on the side of the road. I usually give from the safety of my car to people on the street in a discreet way. Since I am in my car no one can really see me.
Before I read this article, my answer to the question in the title was “because they need it.” Because you can improve someone else’s life by doing this. If you are giving to others to make people have a certain perception of you then you are giving for the wrong reason. I think this reflects what is going on inside you rather than the situation in its entirety.
2013-04-03 @ 14:11:53