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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 10:24 AM
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74. Yes, it is very sad.
Instead of force, our wealth (military) and intellect should be focused on the "Three Cups of Tea" philosophy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Cups_of_Tea


"As with much travel writing, Three Cups of Tea is repeatedly concerned with overcoming cultural divides. Though gifted linguistically and with a childhood-bestowed familiarity with exotic cultures and developing nations, Mortenson is often seen struggling with cultural differences, from a foul-smelling butter tea to the commonly encountered attitude by many well-meaning Americans overseas of, "Don't tell us what we want; we'll tell you." Education is also a dominant theme, for which Mortenson continues to express his passion. He explains that education is the solution to poverty."
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