Jun 16, 2014

Perception is Everything

We are so blessed and often ungrateful for our blessings here in the U.S. and other 'developed' nations. Yesterday, I was watching an episode of one of my favorite shows, "Love It or List It." A family had their three preschool sons and infant daughter sharing a bedroom, with bunk beds and a crib in it. The mom was saying how "ridiculous" that was, and that it just wouldn't do. As I watched, I was also flipping through the book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, again. Best book ever, BTW, about life in the Anawadi slums of Mumbai that sit right next to its new airport. Most of the families there live in dark huts smaller than those three kids' bright, colorful bedroom, huts constructed mostly of found tin scraps and layers of cardboard. No plumbing or sanitation system, animals running wild through the 'streets'... Geography is destiny, for sure.

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