A Gift to My Children

A Gift to My Children
I do not have children, however, if I did, I would teach them.

Manila Philippines - Southeast Asia
Malate Mabini Ermita
Monday, January 21, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---

I would take them to what the world believes is a dangerous place, so they would know the world is safe. Maybe Iraq, Colombia or Africa.

I would take them to South America for two months and teach them a language so they somehow accept that learning a language is easy, possible and nothing to be afraid of.

I would try to teach them to

To type so they can use a computer.
Read books, not magazines, not papers, but books.

I would teach them manners and respect for all humans. Hello, Please, Thank You, Excuse me, and learn to say them even when the other person does not, or evey understand English.

I would show them poverty, suffering, and lack of hope until they were grateful.

I am not sure how to do this, but maybe taking them to South America to live in some village of Colombia for three months would work. No, maybe better to Africa, where even travelers are now afraid to go, and who knows why.

I think at age 12-16, this would open a door and eyes of the world. It is an extremely safe planet, all is possible if we are willing to read and learn.

No fear of life, this they can only learn by leaving the resort.

I think two months in China would make them American again, somehow to stop the noise in the USA that covers the truth.

A Gift to My Children


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