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Third world. Hippie. Redneck. Shithole. Religious. Crazy. Ghetto.

Tal Raviv
December 31, 2018
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Third world. Hippie. Redneck. Shithole. Religious. Crazy. Ghetto.

Last June I went to Malawi for vacation. Naturally, I figured in 2.5 weeks I could probably solve Africa's problems along the way. That's not exactly the way things turned out.

Tal Raviv

December 31, 2018
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    Third world
    Hippie
    Redneck
    Shithole
    Religious
    Crazy
    Ghetto

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    this past june
    i traveled to Malawi

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    this past june
    i traveled to Malawi
    Wait, don’t you know where that is?

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    this past june
    i traveled to Malawi
    Wait, don’t you know where that is?
    That’s okay, neither did I.

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    Malawi

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    Malawi

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    Malawi

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    Malawi

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    i wanted the farthest
    place on earth from
    where i live

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    i live here

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    Malawi

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    I also knew Malawi was safe,
    super friendly, and English-speaking

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    Everything else I’m about to share with you

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    Everything else I’m about to share with you
    I learned after I landed

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    how i traveled

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    how i traveled
    •I went alone

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    how i traveled
    •I went alone
    •I took public transport nearly everywhere

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    how i traveled
    •I went alone
    •I took public transport nearly everywhere
    •I talked to the people sitting next to me

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    it’s not always easy

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    and totally worth it

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  30. @talraviv
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    but this is not a travel blog

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  31. @talraviv
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    but this is not a travel blog
    and I have a point to make

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  32. @talraviv
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    to be honest
    i figured i could probably

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    solve
    africas
    problems

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    with a two week trip

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  35. @talraviv
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    with a two week trip
    i even read a *book*

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  37. @talraviv
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    spoiler alert:

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    spoiler alert:
    I didn’t solve Africa’s problems

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    I thought at least

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    I thought at least
    by the end

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  41. @talraviv
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    I thought at least
    by the end
    id better appreciate my
    life in San Francisco

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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg

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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    and be more grateful

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  44. @talraviv
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    back to

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    Malawi

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    in the middle of my trip I met Charles

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    in the middle of my trip I met Charles
    on Lake Malawi

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    like, actually on the lake

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    like, actually on the lake
    he was fishing in his canoe

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  50. @talraviv
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    like, actually on the lake
    he was fishing in his canoe
    and I was paddling around

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  51. @talraviv
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    like, actually on the lake
    he was fishing in his canoe
    and I was paddling around
    my hostel’s free board

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    like, actually on the lake
    he was fishing in his canoe
    and I was paddling around
    my hostel’s free board
    we talked for an hour

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    like, actually on the lake
    he was fishing in his canoe
    and I was paddling around
    my hostel’s free board
    we talked for an hour
    and I got sunburnt

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    Charles invited me
    to visit Chindozwa, his village

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  55. @talraviv
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    So that evening,
    I hailed a taxi there

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  56. @talraviv
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    the taxi driver was like, are you sure
    you have the right destination?

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    my back is sunburnt

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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death

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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts

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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration

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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration
    before it reaches the magistrate

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  62. @talraviv
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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration
    before it reaches the magistrate
    • Financially: The heads of each family

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  63. @talraviv
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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration
    before it reaches the magistrate
    • Financially: The heads of each family
    contribute money

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  64. @talraviv
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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration
    before it reaches the magistrate
    • Financially: The heads of each family
    contribute money to a common village
    account.

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  65. @talraviv
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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration
    before it reaches the magistrate
    • Financially: The heads of each family
    contribute money to a common village
    account. They can take out at 10% interest

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  66. @talraviv
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    Here’s some ways Chindozwa works:
    • Socially: extended families take care of one
    another’s children, esp in case of death
    • Judicially: There’s government courts, but
    there’s 3+ levels of community arbitration
    before it reaches the magistrate
    • Financially: The heads of each family
    contribute money to a common village
    account. They can take out at 10% interest to
    invest in housing/agriculture/business/etc.

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  67. @talraviv
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    to me, that’s quite cool

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  68. @talraviv
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    to me, that’s quite cool
    esp for a village
    that even my taxi driver wrote off

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  69. @talraviv
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    Meet
    Alick

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  70. @talraviv
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    *Pastor Alick

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    Pastor Alick is a
    Presbyterian
    missionary

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  72. @talraviv
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    Pastor Alick is a
    Presbyterian
    missionary
    in practice that
    means social worker

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  73. @talraviv
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    He started his career
    in business/sales/
    marketing roles

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  74. @talraviv
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    He started his career
    in business/sales/
    marketing roles
    20 years ago, at the
    age of 30 he decided
    to become a pastor

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    He is mainly
    community supported

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    He is mainly
    community supported
    and he works on
    substance abuse and
    reducing the birthrate

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    What started as small talk

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  78. @talraviv
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    What started as small talk
    got real deep real fast

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  79. @talraviv
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    So where is your extended
    family

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    Do you live close to them

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  81. @talraviv
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    No… not at all.

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    In the US, many people don’t.

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    If not what do you do
    when you have problems

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  84. @talraviv
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    Uh, people have life coaches and therapists?

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  85. @talraviv
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    Uh, people have life coaches and therapists?
    Friends?

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  86. @talraviv
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    Uh, people have life coaches and therapists?
    Friends?
    I guess they move around a lot too.

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    How do people know what
    tribe they belong to

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  88. @talraviv
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    People… they find tribes?

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  89. @talraviv
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    People… they find tribes?
    Like sometimes around sports.

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    People… they find tribes?
    Like sometimes around sports.
    Or religions.

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  91. @talraviv
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    People… they find tribes?
    Like sometimes around sports.
    Or religions.
    A lot of people just don’t have a tribe.

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  92. @talraviv
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    That was just the beginning

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  93. @talraviv
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    What is your countrys
    staple crop

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  94. @talraviv
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    Uh, corn? I think?

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  95. @talraviv
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    What do you grow on your
    own land

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  96. @talraviv
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    Oh, ha. I don’t…
    I don’t have land.

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  97. @talraviv
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    Why dont you have land
    are you poor

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  98. @talraviv
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    I’m not poor, by US standards.
    I uh, I make a good salary.

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  99. @talraviv
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    So where do you get your
    food from

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  100. @talraviv
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    I buy it from the grocery store or restaurants.

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  101. @talraviv
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    So everything is with money

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  102. @talraviv
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    Totally!

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  103. @talraviv
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    If you buy everything with
    money

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  104. @talraviv
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    If you buy everything with
    money it sounds like

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  105. @talraviv
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    If you buy everything with
    money it sounds like
    you always need a dollar in
    your pocket

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  106. @talraviv
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    That’s a good point. Yeah you do.

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  107. @talraviv
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    So Americans must save
    everything they make

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    Er… funny

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  109. @talraviv
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    Why dont they save a lot

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  110. @talraviv
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    Because...

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    Because... we convince people to buy things…

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  112. @talraviv
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    Because... we convince people to buy things…
    that they don’t need…

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  113. @talraviv
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    Because... we convince people to buy things…
    that they don’t need… on television?

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  114. @talraviv
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    Like, the facts weren’t new to me

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    Like, the facts weren’t new to me
    but I finally felt them.

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  116. @talraviv
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    Like, the facts weren’t new to me
    but I finally felt them.
    fuuuck

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  117. @talraviv
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    paradigm shifts
    don’t happen to
    me every day

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  118. @talraviv
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    paradigm shifts
    don’t happen to
    me every day
    certainly not to
    my fundamental
    life assumptions

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    remember back to

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    saving
    africa

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  121. @talraviv
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    Instead of better understanding Malawi’s problems

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  122. @talraviv
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    Instead of better understanding Malawi’s problems
    (and appreciating life in San Francisco)

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  123. @talraviv
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    I found myself better understanding San Francisco’s
    problems

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  124. @talraviv
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    I found myself better understanding San Francisco’s
    problems
    (and appreciating life in Malawi)

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    When I was on the Ilala, an overnight ferry
    running the same route for more than 70 years

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  127. @talraviv
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    A fellow passenger mentioned that Malawi was just
    shy of being the poorest country in the world

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  128. @talraviv
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    On Wikipedia, I learned that Malawi’s GDP per capita

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  129. @talraviv
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    On Wikipedia, I learned that Malawi’s GDP per capita
    was less than Haiti,

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  130. @talraviv
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    On Wikipedia, I learned that Malawi’s GDP per capita
    was less than Haiti, North Korea,

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  131. @talraviv
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    On Wikipedia, I learned that Malawi’s GDP per capita
    was less than Haiti, North Korea, Afghanistan,

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  132. @talraviv
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    On Wikipedia, I learned that Malawi’s GDP per capita
    was less than Haiti, North Korea, Afghanistan, or
    South Sudan.

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    That really surprised me.

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  135. @talraviv
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    Sure, Malawi wasn’t Monaco.

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    But nearly the poorest country in the entire world?

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  137. @talraviv
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    It didn’t feel THAT poor.

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  138. @talraviv
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    Sure I knew about its
    public health problems

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  139. @talraviv
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    Sure I knew about its
    public health problems
    agricultural volatility

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  140. @talraviv
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    Sure I knew about its
    public health problems
    agricultural volatility
    governmental corruption

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  141. @talraviv
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    But things seemed functional

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  142. @talraviv
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    But things seemed functional
    peaceful

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  143. @talraviv
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    But things seemed functional
    peaceful
    informed

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  144. @talraviv
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    But things seemed functional
    peaceful
    informed
    hopeful

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  145. @talraviv
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    There seemed to be lots of value and hard
    work and output going around

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  153. @talraviv
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    Sure, definitely not Monaco.

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  154. @talraviv
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    But definitely active, motivated
    people creating value

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  155. @talraviv
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  156. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back

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  157. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back
    and thought

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  158. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back
    and thought
    what is GDP per capita anyways

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  159. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back
    and thought
    what is GDP per capita anyways
    it’s how much money moves around

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  160. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back
    and thought
    what is GDP per capita anyways
    it’s how much money moves around
    divided by the number of people

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  161. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back
    and thought
    what is GDP per capita anyways
    it’s how much money moves around
    divided by the number of people
    as a proxy for value

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  162. @talraviv
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    So I took a step back
    and thought
    what is GDP per capita anyways
    it’s how much money moves around
    divided by the number of people
    as a proxy for value
    and economic success

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  163. @talraviv
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    So if value is created,

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  164. @talraviv
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    So if value is created, but never expresses itself in
    currency…

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  165. @talraviv
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    So if value is created, but never expresses itself in
    currency… (and I don’t even mean barter)

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  166. @talraviv
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    Like when Charles
    serves as a
    headman/judge

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  167. @talraviv
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    Like when Charles
    serves as a
    headman/judge
    or takes care of
    his brothers’ kids

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  168. @talraviv
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    Like when Charles
    serves as a
    headman/judge
    or takes care of
    his brothers’ kids
    or catches a Chomba fish in the lake

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  169. @talraviv
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    Or when Pastor Alick
    grows his own food

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  170. @talraviv
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    Or when Pastor Alick
    grows his own food
    or his family receives
    help from the local
    community

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  171. @talraviv
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    None of that value counts in the GDP

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  172. @talraviv
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    None of that value counts in the GDP

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  173. @talraviv
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    None of that value counts in the GDP
    !!!!!!!!!

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  174. @talraviv
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    interesting.

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  175. @talraviv
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    btw

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  176. @talraviv
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    guess what country wins by this metric

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  177. @talraviv
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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg

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  178. @talraviv
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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.

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  179. @talraviv
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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Where there’s an app for buying groceries,

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  180. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Where there’s an app for buying groceries,
    hitchhiking,

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  181. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Where there’s an app for buying groceries,
    hitchhiking, finding love,

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  182. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Where there’s an app for buying groceries,
    hitchhiking, finding love, buying weed,

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  183. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Where there’s an app for buying groceries,
    hitchhiking, finding love, buying weed,
    booking a therapist,

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  184. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Where there’s an app for buying groceries,
    hitchhiking, finding love, buying weed,
    booking a therapist, and catching up with
    your friends’ days.

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  185. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  186. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  187. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  188. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Whose most successful people

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  189. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Whose most successful people are far from
    their families,

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  190. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Whose most successful people are far from
    their families, over-specialized,

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  191. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Whose most successful people are far from
    their families, over-specialized, & lonely
    as fuck.

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  192. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Whose most successful people are far from
    their families, over-specialized, & lonely
    as fuck. Lonelier than they even know.

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  193. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg
    Yes, America.
    Whose most successful people are far from
    their families, over-specialized, & lonely
    as fuck. Lonelier than they even know.
    Because they don’t even know what to
    compare to.

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  194. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at
    solving this

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  195. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at
    solving this include leaving everything behind

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  196. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at
    solving this include leaving everything behind
    to go to a desert

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  197. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at
    solving this include leaving everything behind
    to go to a desert and live in primitive camps

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  198. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at
    solving this include leaving everything behind
    to go to a desert and live in primitive camps and
    provide value to one another

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  199. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at
    solving this include leaving everything behind
    to go to a desert and live in primitive camps and
    provide value to one another without money

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  200. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    For 7 whole days!

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  201. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    (At a time and cost few can afford)

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  202. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Carrying stockpiles from Amazon and Walmart

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  203. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  204. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  205. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  206. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER

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  207. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER
    “Don’t just use your beliefs to measure reality,

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  208. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER
    “Don’t just use your beliefs to measure reality,
    but also use reality to measure your beliefs.

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  209. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER
    “Don’t just use your beliefs to measure reality,
    but also use reality to measure your beliefs.
    If the idiot keeps getting it right,

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  210. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER
    “Don’t just use your beliefs to measure reality,
    but also use reality to measure your beliefs.
    If the idiot keeps getting it right, it might not be
    them who is the idiot.”

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  211. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER
    “Don’t just use your beliefs to measure reality,
    but also use reality to measure your beliefs.
    If the idiot keeps getting it right, it might not be
    them who is the idiot.”
    @george__mack via Twitter
    (paraphrasing Nasim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness)

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  212. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    yikes.

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  213. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  214. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Let’s go back to Malawi.

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  215. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    something i observed
    when traveling around
    Malawi

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  216. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    something i observed
    when traveling around
    Malawi
    I was one of very few travelers there on holiday.

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  217. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    something i observed
    when traveling around
    Malawi
    I was one of very few travelers there on holiday.
    Almost all foreigners I met served as volunteers.

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  218. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    something i observed
    when traveling around
    Malawi
    I was one of very few travelers there on holiday.
    Almost all foreigners I met served as volunteers.
    Others were doctors in training from Europe,

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  219. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    something i observed
    when traveling around
    Malawi
    I was one of very few travelers there on holiday.
    Almost all foreigners I met served as volunteers.
    Others were doctors in training from Europe,
    and some were researchers.

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  220. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    by the end
    i was thinking

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  221. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    by the end
    i was thinking
    it makes as much sense

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  222. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    by the end
    i was thinking
    it makes as much sense
    for Malawians
    to volunteer in the US

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  223. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    by the end
    i was thinking
    it makes as much sense
    for Malawians
    to volunteer in the US
    as it does for us

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  224. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    by the end
    i was thinking
    it makes as much sense
    for Malawians
    to volunteer in the US
    as it does for us
    to send volunteers there

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  225. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    I don’t want to over-idealize Malawi

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  226. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    our fundamental values differ

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  227. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    our fundamental values differ
    to say the least

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  228. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    there definitely weren’t
    any pride parades happening

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  229. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    and no shortage of sad things

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  230. @talraviv
    talraviv.org

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  231. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    that doesn’t mean there’s nothing
    to learn from Malawi either

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  232. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    “Africa taught me to be patient,
    cautious, a bystander and
    eavesdropper;

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  233. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    “Africa taught me to be patient,
    cautious, a bystander and
    eavesdropper; not a high-profile
    philanthropist with big schemes

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  234. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    “Africa taught me to be patient,
    cautious, a bystander and
    eavesdropper; not a high-profile
    philanthropist with big schemes but
    just a humble helper.”

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  235. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    “Africa taught me to be patient,
    cautious, a bystander and
    eavesdropper; not a high-profile
    philanthropist with big schemes but
    just a humble helper.”
    Paul Theroux
    Peace Corps Volunteer, Malawi 1963

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  236. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    we can learn things from
    from the third wo

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  237. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    we can learn things from
    from the third

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  238. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    we can learn things from
    from the third wo

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  239. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    we can learn things from
    from the

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  240. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    we can learn things from
    the third wor

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  241. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world.
    that feels weird to say

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  242. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Why do we call it that

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  243. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    People aren’t stupid or lazier than we are

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  244. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    And what the hell does that make us?

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  245. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So.

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  246. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself,

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  247. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels

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  248. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie

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  249. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie-city

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  250. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie-city-ivy-league-
    educated

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  251. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie-city-ivy-league-
    educated-secular

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  252. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie-city-ivy-league-
    educated-secular-liberal

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  253. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie-city-ivy-league-
    educated-secular-liberal-
    urban bubble

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  254. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    So. That's when I started
    asking myself, hm, what
    other labels does my
    techie-city-ivy-league-
    educated-secular-liberal-
    urban bubble use?

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  255. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Whatever they are,

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  256. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Whatever they are, even
    if they’re not 100% my
    values,

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  257. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Whatever they are, even
    if they’re not 100% my
    values, there’s probably
    something there for
    me to learn.

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  258. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If there’s a label,

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  259. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If there’s a label, there’s
    probably a bit of truth
    there.

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  260. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If there’s a label, there’s
    probably a bit of truth
    there. They’ve probably
    figured out something
    that I haven’t.

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  261. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If GDP per capita

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  262. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If GDP per capita
    turned out to be kind of
    bullshit,

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  263. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If GDP per capita
    turned out to be kind of
    bullshit, what other
    metrics do we use

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  264. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If GDP per capita
    turned out to be kind of
    bullshit, what other
    metrics do we use to
    quietly, implicitly

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  265. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    If GDP per capita
    turned out to be kind of
    bullshit, what other
    metrics do we use to
    quietly, implicitly
    marginalize ideas?

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  266. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world

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  267. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world
    Hippie

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  268. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world
    Hippie
    Redneck

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  269. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world
    Hippie
    Redneck
    Shithole

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  270. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world
    Hippie
    Redneck
    Shithole
    Religious

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  271. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world
    Hippie
    Redneck
    Shithole
    Religious
    Crazy

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  272. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    Third world
    Hippie
    Redneck
    Shithole
    Religious
    Crazy
    Ghetto

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  273. @talraviv
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    When I hear my brain
    apply a label,

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  274. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    When I hear my brain
    apply a label, instead of
    looking the other way,

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  275. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    When I hear my brain
    apply a label, instead of
    looking the other way, I
    need to make a habit

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  276. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    When I hear my brain
    apply a label, instead of
    looking the other way, I
    need to make a habit of
    getting curious.

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  277. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    When I hear my brain
    apply a label, instead of
    looking the other way, I
    need to make a habit of
    getting curious.
    What’s hidden there?

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  278. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    the end

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  279. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    yknow

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  280. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    in Malawi

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  281. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    the best part

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  282. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    was making direct connections

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  283. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    with people I met

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  284. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    rather than scrolling instagram

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  285. @talraviv
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    or via message boards

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  286. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    and hey

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  287. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    here we are

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  288. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    however you got here

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  289. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    lets make a direct connection

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  290. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    that sounds weird

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  291. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    i just mean id love your email

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  292. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    because

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  293. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    the next time i make one of these

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  294. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    i can find you again

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  295. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    and hand it to you

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  296. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    over email

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  297. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    you can subscribe here

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  298. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    talraviv.org

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  299. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    it would mean

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  300. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    THE WORLD

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  301. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    to me

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  302. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    i swear

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  303. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    i refresh mailchimp

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  304. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    and when the number goes up

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  305. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    by one

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  306. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    it makes my day

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  307. @talraviv
    talraviv.org
    talraviv.org

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