I’m currently in the United States, but yes, I realize there is both poverty and riches in Bangalore. What I found amazing was how easily the two coexist side-by-side in India, the rich going about their business as if the poor don’t exist and the poor going about their life as if the rich don’t exist.

I’m not saying this is limited to India–it happens everywhere. It was just clearly visible in India because of the sheer number of people.

The lesson here, I believe, is that we must all open our eyes a little more and recognize what we should be grateful for and find ways to share whatever wealth we have (even if that’s just a smile to a stranger).