I don’t need to travel to Bangladesh to be a poverty tourist. Â I am a poverty tourist everyday. Â I travel down the block to learn about the pain and suffering and love and joy of others, so I can report back to you. Â Â And to myself.
You can be a poverty tourist too. Â Just walk outside.
Here’s are a few tips to help you while you take your journey.
Some people are easy to read. Â They write it out for you, even shout it out for you. Â Their hopes and dreams literally jump off their skin.
Others hide and express themselves in signals of smoke. Â Don’t be fooled. Â Â It is the quiet ones who are the most profound.
Don’t be distracted by those trying to manipulate you with words and images. Â Â The truth is not there.
No matter what anyone says, we ALL have a story to tell.
We all need to be connected, to have personal ties.
No one wants to be alone. Even in a crowd.