I love traveling as it puts you in touch with your inner self and it introduces you to people you'd never normally encounter. (Of course you feel happier when you don't have to work too. )
Were traveling by train to udaipur now. When we usually travel we don't strike conversation with strangers as were busy talking to each other and watching things unfold. This time around we had to leave our bags in the compartment and requested a copassenger to watch it. After we came back we got talking after a polite thank you.
He had us at about me..He works in the social sector. The facts he told me over the last four hours have opened my mind to things I've never thought about in my life. He's enlightened me about healthcare, issues women face and how some things I take for granted are luxuries to a deprived few.
I am seriously contemplating how I can make this world a better place. I never knew south India has a lot of HIV cases. I never knew teenage pregnancy was such a big issue in the north. I never knew the far reaching implications of birth control. I never imagined the extent of strategy and communication skills required to get people to accept medicines. I was so stuck in my bubble crying for lack of recognition and cribbing about a zillion things. I've woken up now and acknowledge the need to act. I'm still not sure of the course though.