Hi Raam,

I’ve read your blog for awhile but this is my first time commenting. I have spent sometime in third world countries for work purposes in the past. You are right, there are wealthy people that live in these countries as well. I am a huge believer that we are all citizens of the world, not just our home countries. And there is no better way to understand our own problems at home then to go out and see what others are thinking or experiencing in different cultures and settings. I will disagree slightly in that I don’t believe you have to specifically go to a poverty stricken area to get the benefit, but I see your point. Merely putting yourself in another setting to see how others live and what is important is as important IMO.