Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, JDC. I appreciate the perspective your wife has given you and that you have shared a little of with me.

There was much that I did not see in India, as my travels there in 2010 were very much as someone ‘looking in from the outside’. I did not spend time talking to people or trying to understand their lives or their hardships. I started my journey in 2010 mostly for selfish reasons, wanting to discover who I was and what I wanted to do with me life.

My experiences in India shifted quite dramatically the reasons for my traveling, which also helped reinforce my own sense of direction.

There is much to be done. I’m still figuring out how I can best give back and apply myself in a way that contributes to the betterment of all.