Hi Marc, thank you for the comment and for reading!

I agree that simply putting yourself in another environment to see how people live is important, but when I was writing this post I was thinking about the many people who already live in third world countries and who frequently visit the developed world. There are lots of people who frequently travel (on business for example), but they don’t see (or at least they’re not trying to see) the poverty and imbalance that exists.

If think if we really take a moment to see the poverty and really soak in the experience, it will force out the humane and caring side of us that wants to help fix the imbalance. This would result in us taking more actions that are beneficial to the whole world.