Hi Steve, thanks for stopping by and for the comment!

Reporting on the poverty conditions and people’s life circumstances is important, but it doesn’t seem like enough to me. Maybe that’s my ambitiousness and big-idea thinking talking, but I feel like bringing people together to make change happen is an even more powerful idea. It’s more work, more time consuming, and requires a LOT more personal development on my part, but it seems like that’s what the world really needs.

I never thought I would just return to the first world, build an empire, and then share the wealth with the third world. I plan to stay in the thick of things indefinitely and continue putting myself in positions and situations that are uncomfortable. My ability to travel frugally and live uncomfortably gives me an edge over others who need a working toilet and shower when they travel. Visiting various countries continuously opens my mind to new ideas and provides me with a global perspective.

Thank you for suggesting Ken Wilber and Don Beck. I admit I’m lacking when it comes to reading the work of others and I know there’s a ton I can learn from others who have already spent a lot of time thinking about these things.