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AmiSight 5/5: My Favorite and Saddest Picture from Cape Town

On our last day in Cape Town, we visited an orphanage in Langa Township. About 36 kids were living in a small shack. They had beautiful smiles but no running water or electricity. The worst part was that maybe 20 yards away, a party raged at the local pub.

In this picture, you see the hands of a beautiful little boy connecting with us while girls dance in the background. You don't see the dirt on his socks or his rotted, tiny teeth.

While, on the one hand, it felt "great" to collect money from EO members and donate it to the orphanage, my feelings were primarily sad when we left. The problems were so vast and deep, and it has me thinking a lot if I spend enough time trying to impact the world versus worrying about silly stuff. This is the dilemma that I left Cape Town with.


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bobwells
May 09, 2023

These challenging problems exist in so many parts of the world. We would all do well to seek ways to find ways to help others who have no hope. The internet and artificial intelligence will help, because they bring down the cost of education and information, but it still needs people with good hearts and a willingness to reach out and serve others. That will never go away. Thank you for what you are doing.

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akassar
May 10, 2023
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Thank you for your comment, Bob. This truly was an eye-opening experience.

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