My social entrepreneur friend got a lot of his education from the first world (the States) and then went back to India to start the business. But the more I think about it, the more I dislike the idea of separating worlds and talking about them as “first world” or “third world”. We need to start thinking in terms of humanity — as one world instead of separate ones.
I think the right strategy is to simply use whatever resources are available to us, regardless of what “world” they come from, and use those resources to help those in need (again, regardless of what “world” those people reside in). I love traveling and seeing new places. Instead of seeing that interest as merely a recreational activity, why not combine it with my desire to help others and my skills for connecting with and reaching people through the Internet?
By simply reducing the purpose of all my actions down to answering the question, “How can I use this to help others?”, I’m immediately seeing how much potential I already have.
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