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

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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.

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Tal Raviv

December 31, 2018
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  1. @talraviv talraviv.org Third world Hippie Redneck Shithole Religious Crazy Ghetto

  2. @talraviv talraviv.org this past june i traveled to Malawi

  3. @talraviv talraviv.org this past june i traveled to Malawi Wait,

    don’t you know where that is?
  4. @talraviv talraviv.org this past june i traveled to Malawi Wait,

    don’t you know where that is? That’s okay, neither did I.
  5. @talraviv talraviv.org Malawi

  6. @talraviv talraviv.org Malawi

  7. @talraviv talraviv.org Malawi

  8. @talraviv talraviv.org Malawi

  9. @talraviv talraviv.org i wanted the farthest place on earth from

    where i live
  10. @talraviv talraviv.org i live here

  11. @talraviv talraviv.org Malawi

  12. @talraviv talraviv.org I also knew Malawi was safe, super friendly,

    and English-speaking
  13. @talraviv talraviv.org Everything else I’m about to share with you

  14. @talraviv talraviv.org Everything else I’m about to share with you

    I learned after I landed
  15. @talraviv talraviv.org how i traveled

  16. @talraviv talraviv.org how i traveled •I went alone

  17. @talraviv talraviv.org how i traveled •I went alone •I took

    public transport nearly everywhere
  18. @talraviv talraviv.org how i traveled •I went alone •I took

    public transport nearly everywhere •I talked to the people sitting next to me
  19. @talraviv talraviv.org it’s not always easy

  20. @talraviv talraviv.org

  21. @talraviv talraviv.org

  22. @talraviv talraviv.org and totally worth it

  23. @talraviv talraviv.org

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  29. @talraviv talraviv.org

  30. @talraviv talraviv.org but this is not a travel blog

  31. @talraviv talraviv.org but this is not a travel blog and

    I have a point to make
  32. @talraviv talraviv.org to be honest i figured i could probably

  33. @talraviv talraviv.org solve africas problems

  34. @talraviv talraviv.org with a two week trip

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

    a *book*
  36. @talraviv talraviv.org

  37. @talraviv talraviv.org spoiler alert:

  38. @talraviv talraviv.org spoiler alert: I didn’t solve Africa’s problems

  39. @talraviv talraviv.org I thought at least

  40. @talraviv talraviv.org I thought at least by the end

  41. @talraviv talraviv.org I thought at least by the end id

    better appreciate my life in San Francisco
  42. @talraviv talraviv.org https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Ladies.jpg

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

  44. @talraviv talraviv.org back to

  45. @talraviv talraviv.org Malawi

  46. @talraviv talraviv.org in the middle of my trip I met

    Charles
  47. @talraviv talraviv.org in the middle of my trip I met

    Charles on Lake Malawi
  48. @talraviv talraviv.org like, actually on the lake

  49. @talraviv talraviv.org like, actually on the lake he was fishing

    in his canoe
  50. @talraviv talraviv.org like, actually on the lake he was fishing

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

    in his canoe and I was paddling around my hostel’s free board
  52. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  53. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  54. @talraviv talraviv.org Charles invited me to visit Chindozwa, his village

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

  56. @talraviv talraviv.org the taxi driver was like, are you sure

    you have the right destination?
  57. @talraviv talraviv.org my back is sunburnt

  58. @talraviv talraviv.org Here’s some ways Chindozwa works: • Socially: extended

    families take care of one another’s children, esp in case of death
  59. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  60. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  61. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  62. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  63. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  64. @talraviv talraviv.org 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.
  65. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  66. @talraviv talraviv.org 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.
  67. @talraviv talraviv.org to me, that’s quite cool

  68. @talraviv talraviv.org to me, that’s quite cool esp for a

    village that even my taxi driver wrote off
  69. @talraviv talraviv.org Meet Alick

  70. @talraviv talraviv.org *Pastor Alick

  71. @talraviv talraviv.org Pastor Alick is a Presbyterian missionary

  72. @talraviv talraviv.org Pastor Alick is a Presbyterian missionary in practice

    that means social worker
  73. @talraviv talraviv.org He started his career in business/sales/ marketing roles

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

    20 years ago, at the age of 30 he decided to become a pastor
  75. @talraviv talraviv.org He is mainly community supported

  76. @talraviv talraviv.org He is mainly community supported and he works

    on substance abuse and reducing the birthrate
  77. @talraviv talraviv.org What started as small talk

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

    real fast
  79. @talraviv talraviv.org So where is your extended family

  80. @talraviv talraviv.org Do you live close to them

  81. @talraviv talraviv.org No… not at all.

  82. @talraviv talraviv.org In the US, many people don’t.

  83. @talraviv talraviv.org If not what do you do when you

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

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

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

    I guess they move around a lot too.
  87. @talraviv talraviv.org How do people know what tribe they belong

    to
  88. @talraviv talraviv.org People… they find tribes?

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

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

    Or religions.
  91. @talraviv talraviv.org People… they find tribes? Like sometimes around sports.

    Or religions. A lot of people just don’t have a tribe.
  92. @talraviv talraviv.org That was just the beginning

  93. @talraviv talraviv.org What is your countrys staple crop

  94. @talraviv talraviv.org Uh, corn? I think?

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

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

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

  98. @talraviv talraviv.org I’m not poor, by US standards. I uh,

    I make a good salary.
  99. @talraviv talraviv.org So where do you get your food from

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

    restaurants.
  101. @talraviv talraviv.org So everything is with money

  102. @talraviv talraviv.org Totally!

  103. @talraviv talraviv.org If you buy everything with money

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

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

    like you always need a dollar in your pocket
  106. @talraviv talraviv.org That’s a good point. Yeah you do.

  107. @talraviv talraviv.org So Americans must save everything they make

  108. @talraviv talraviv.org Er… funny

  109. @talraviv talraviv.org Why dont they save a lot

  110. @talraviv talraviv.org Because...

  111. @talraviv talraviv.org Because... we convince people to buy things…

  112. @talraviv talraviv.org Because... we convince people to buy things… that

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

    they don’t need… on television?
  114. @talraviv talraviv.org Like, the facts weren’t new to me

  115. @talraviv talraviv.org Like, the facts weren’t new to me but

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

    I finally felt them. fuuuck
  117. @talraviv talraviv.org paradigm shifts don’t happen to me every day

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

    certainly not to my fundamental life assumptions
  119. @talraviv talraviv.org remember back to

  120. @talraviv talraviv.org saving africa

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

  122. @talraviv talraviv.org Instead of better understanding Malawi’s problems (and appreciating

    life in San Francisco)
  123. @talraviv talraviv.org I found myself better understanding San Francisco’s problems

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

    (and appreciating life in Malawi)
  125. @talraviv talraviv.org

  126. @talraviv talraviv.org When I was on the Ilala, an overnight

    ferry running the same route for more than 70 years
  127. @talraviv talraviv.org A fellow passenger mentioned that Malawi was just

    shy of being the poorest country in the world
  128. @talraviv talraviv.org On Wikipedia, I learned that Malawi’s GDP per

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

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

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

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

    capita was less than Haiti, North Korea, Afghanistan, or South Sudan.
  133. @talraviv talraviv.org That really surprised me.

  134. @talraviv talraviv.org

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

  136. @talraviv talraviv.org But nearly the poorest country in the entire

    world?
  137. @talraviv talraviv.org It didn’t feel THAT poor.

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

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

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

    agricultural volatility governmental corruption
  141. @talraviv talraviv.org But things seemed functional

  142. @talraviv talraviv.org But things seemed functional peaceful

  143. @talraviv talraviv.org But things seemed functional peaceful informed

  144. @talraviv talraviv.org But things seemed functional peaceful informed hopeful

  145. @talraviv talraviv.org There seemed to be lots of value and

    hard work and output going around
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  151. @talraviv talraviv.org

  152. @talraviv talraviv.org

  153. @talraviv talraviv.org Sure, definitely not Monaco.

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

  155. @talraviv talraviv.org

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

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

  158. @talraviv talraviv.org So I took a step back and thought

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

    what is GDP per capita anyways it’s how much money moves around
  160. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  161. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  162. @talraviv talraviv.org 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
  163. @talraviv talraviv.org So if value is created,

  164. @talraviv talraviv.org So if value is created, but never expresses

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

    itself in currency… (and I don’t even mean barter)
  166. @talraviv talraviv.org Like when Charles serves as a headman/judge

  167. @talraviv talraviv.org Like when Charles serves as a headman/judge or

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

    takes care of his brothers’ kids or catches a Chomba fish in the lake
  169. @talraviv talraviv.org Or when Pastor Alick grows his own food

  170. @talraviv talraviv.org Or when Pastor Alick grows his own food

    or his family receives help from the local community
  171. @talraviv talraviv.org None of that value counts in the GDP

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

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

    !!!!!!!!!
  174. @talraviv talraviv.org interesting.

  175. @talraviv talraviv.org btw

  176. @talraviv talraviv.org guess what country wins by this metric

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

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

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

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

    buying groceries, hitchhiking,
  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,
  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,
  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,
  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.
  185. @talraviv talraviv.org

  186. @talraviv talraviv.org

  187. @talraviv talraviv.org

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

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

    far from their families,
  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,
  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.
  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.
  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.
  194. @talraviv talraviv.org A country whose cultural elite’s best attempts at

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

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

    solving this include leaving everything behind to go to a desert
  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
  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
  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
  200. @talraviv talraviv.org For 7 whole days!

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

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

  203. @talraviv talraviv.org

  204. @talraviv talraviv.org

  205. @talraviv talraviv.org

  206. @talraviv talraviv.org WITTGENSTEIN’S RULER

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

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

    measure reality, but also use reality to measure your beliefs.
  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,
  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.”
  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)
  212. @talraviv talraviv.org yikes.

  213. @talraviv talraviv.org

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

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

  216. @talraviv talraviv.org something i observed when traveling around Malawi I

    was one of very few travelers there on holiday.
  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.
  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,
  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.
  220. @talraviv talraviv.org by the end i was thinking

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

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

    as much sense for Malawians to volunteer in the US
  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
  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
  225. @talraviv talraviv.org I don’t want to over-idealize Malawi

  226. @talraviv talraviv.org our fundamental values differ

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

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

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

  230. @talraviv talraviv.org

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

    Malawi either
  232. @talraviv talraviv.org “Africa taught me to be patient, cautious, a

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

    bystander and eavesdropper; not a high-profile philanthropist with big schemes
  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.”
  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
  236. @talraviv talraviv.org we can learn things from from the third

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  245. @talraviv talraviv.org So.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    what other labels does my techie-city-ivy-league- educated-secular
  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
  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
  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?
  255. @talraviv talraviv.org Whatever they are,

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

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

    my values, there’s probably something there for me to learn.
  258. @talraviv talraviv.org If there’s a label,

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

    of truth there.
  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.
  261. @talraviv talraviv.org If GDP per capita

  262. @talraviv talraviv.org If GDP per capita turned out to be

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

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

    kind of bullshit, what other metrics do we use to quietly, implicitly
  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?
  266. @talraviv talraviv.org Third world

  267. @talraviv talraviv.org Third world Hippie

  268. @talraviv talraviv.org Third world Hippie Redneck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    instead of looking the other way, I need to make a habit
  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.
  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?
  278. @talraviv talraviv.org the end

  279. @talraviv talraviv.org yknow

  280. @talraviv talraviv.org in Malawi

  281. @talraviv talraviv.org the best part

  282. @talraviv talraviv.org was making direct connections

  283. @talraviv talraviv.org with people I met

  284. @talraviv talraviv.org rather than scrolling instagram

  285. @talraviv talraviv.org or via message boards

  286. @talraviv talraviv.org and hey

  287. @talraviv talraviv.org here we are

  288. @talraviv talraviv.org however you got here

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

  290. @talraviv talraviv.org that sounds weird

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

  292. @talraviv talraviv.org because

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

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

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

  296. @talraviv talraviv.org over email

  297. @talraviv talraviv.org you can subscribe here

  298. @talraviv talraviv.org talraviv.org

  299. @talraviv talraviv.org it would mean

  300. @talraviv talraviv.org THE WORLD

  301. @talraviv talraviv.org to me

  302. @talraviv talraviv.org i swear

  303. @talraviv talraviv.org i refresh mailchimp

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

  305. @talraviv talraviv.org by one

  306. @talraviv talraviv.org it makes my day

  307. @talraviv talraviv.org talraviv.org