Earlier in the week I went to a really interesting talk about Africa. It was wonderful for many reasons, one of which includes the illustration that was shown (above) to convey the size of the African continent in relation to other – more familiar – places in the world.
I remember reaching the point in life in which I realized that my global education had been incredibly European-focused. What that meant to me at the time was that ‘they’ had largely ignored teaching me about Asia. While I wouldn’t say that I was completely clueless about Africa before this talk, it was still reminiscent of that first realization of how much I didn’t know. It was also a strong reminder of how gratifying it is to take advantage of the resources that surround you, something I plan to do more of.