Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Three Cups of Tea
Just read the most wonderful book. Three Cups of Tea is the incredible story of Greg Mortenson, one man who makes a promise to a village that helps him that he will return to build them a school, and ends up building more than 50 schools and vocational centers in Pakistan and Afganistan. It is a great book for people like me who still believe that one person has the ability to make a little difference in this world; for all Americans, especially in light of 9/11 and the events that followed; and for everyone who needs to be reminded that real life heroes still exist in our often disillusioned world. Greg Mortenson embodies the same philosophy that Peace Corps Volunteers try to live by: that the best way to improve lives is not to march into a place with bombs or billions of dollars, but to give people the most valuable tool you can, and that is education.