July 11, 2000
I made a comparison today. You know those world hunger things that say one dollar will feed like 20 kids? Well I’ve always been like, “What?! Bullshit.” Then I came over here and realized that one dollar = 5,800 cedis which is enough money to feed that many kids! I never would have thought that.
In the same way, holding hands with one of the children here seem so ineffective to me, but that is from a one-sided view. I don’t know how effective it really is or how much it means to the child whose hand is in mine. I can only make an educated guess.
Overall, I have to be more open-minded to look at all angles. To be content with the little I do and know that that little is a lot to them.