We are the world
Book Review: Three cups of tea
Lost on the way to the summit of a mountain called K2 in Pakistan, Greg Mortenson felt depressed until he wandered into a poor village and was warmly treated. Reaching the summit of K2 to place a necklace in the honor of Christa, his sister was Greg’s original plan, but after he walked into the village’s everyday life he changed his mind. There, he gave a promise... to build a school. Eventually, not only one school was built but more than sixty ones in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Everything started from Greg’s impulse. It was precious that Greg put passion into action without any hesitation. He persisted throughout his life to change the world, little by little. What he was trying to do may be just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. What Greg saw in the village determined him to move on. It was kids sitting outdoor in the dirt writing with sticks quietly and working on their lessons without a teacher. How can any of us imagine the scene? Those are kids who are eager to learn, while lots of kids I know hate going to school and refuse to do any homework. As the song sings, ‘It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me.’ But very few people really fulfilled the dream of healing the world, and those who have tried are heroes in my eyes. We are so lucky that we were born living far away from disasters, wars and famine. Our life may seem like paradise to people who live on the other side of the world. I am now pleased with what I own, without any more complaint about life.
Moreover, the story wrote about the 911 terrorist attacks. War began in earnest between the United States and Afghanistan. Greg didn’t stop and continued promoting peace and hope by lectures. However, nobody was willing to help because of the tragedy. If hatred for a nation filled one’s heart, it would be more tragic. Children are the next generation. Instead of leaving hatred...
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