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Is It Worth It?

I wrote this before yesterday's insanity:  It's still worth it, living in a strange, unfamiliar place. What living abroad part-time teaches you—besides how to say "I don't understand" and "Where is the bathroom" in the language of every country you visit—is that people are essentially the same, and that people are essentially good, Hobbes (and current events) be damned. If you've been thinking about journeying overseas and this news has you rethinking your plans, this is not a reason to retreat. If anything, this is a reason to learn, to listen, to explore and to celebrate as much of the world around us (and far from us, and everything in between) as we can.  Back to the regularly scheduled post:  I...

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