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LiLi Anne

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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  • LiLi Anne replied to a comment by Colin Turner

    Want to Improve Education? Change the Way You Talk About Teachers via magazine.good.is

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    Colin Turnerabout 1 year ago

    Here's another one I would add: Every time you meet a teacher, or get a chance to weigh in about the education debate, think of those KEY teachers you had in school. The ones who changed your life. Then, ask the teacher about her/his students.

    Every great teacher gets to be THAT teacher for some of their students. Teaching is a profound privilege, and one of the most stimulating and challenging professions out there. And every single day, we get the chance to be THAT teacher for someone.

    LiLi Anneabout 1 year ago

    good points to keep in mind!

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  • LiLi Anne replied to a comment by terre

    Let's Stop Doing These "Pretend to Be Poor" Experiments via magazine.good.is

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    terreover 1 year ago

    I agree that a more meaningful experiment would be to drop someone into a script and let them deal with the daily tribulations, such as scrambling to pay the light bill before it's turned off-getting the money order to pay it at the gas station. Counting out food stamps then figuring out what to put back while people roll their eyes behind you....of course you don't have the years of adapting, so it really wouldn't be fair.....

    LiLi Anneabout 1 year ago

    yes, I think "immersion" would get you a little closer, but knowing it's someone else's life situation, and that you will eventually leave and go back to your comfortable life is what makes it almost impossible to really "get it." As someone who has lived in abject poverty, it was always difficult navigating around others because I could not share with them my struggles as a working poor ...here in America, if you are out of work and without resources, you will find yourself homeless very quickly if you do not have the safety net of family to catch you.

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  • LiLi Anne replied to a comment by Zachary Slobig

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    Zachary Slobigabout 1 year ago

    It certainly didn't suck, Bernard. We drove a '94 Toyota truck. Insurance: some countries require it, but most don't. It's never very expensive. Gas: lots. We drove something like 24K miles, so you do the math. In Ecuador it's only like 50 cents a gallon. In Chile, it's like 7 dollars. Tires: never even got a flat.

    Here's a radio story + photos about us getting the truck from Panama to Columbia:

    http://www.theworld.org/2012/06/break-pan-american-highway/

    LiLi Anneabout 1 year ago

    I'm inspired, thanks for sharing this story!

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    Zachary Slobigabout 1 year ago

    What stamp on your passport are you most proud of? Currently for me, it's Chile. Because I drove there (from California).

    LiLi Anneabout 1 year ago

    that's so cool Zachary! how long did it take you to get there? what was the most difficult part of making this journey? I'm thinking border crossings through each country no?!

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  • LiLi Anne replied to a comment by Sasha Tenzin

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    Sasha Tenzinabout 1 year ago

    Oh man, I really, REALLY want to travel from Spain to Eastern Europe, preferably Croatia (cause I've seen the pictures, it's gorgeous), or into Russia. There's this fabulous mosque (that used to be a Catholic church, that used to be a mosque and so on and so forth as religious battles redefined the territory) in Cordoba that I HAVE to check out. But I want to take the train. I hear it's cheap and a really interesting and not-as-popular route to go. I bet it would be beautiful.

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