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    NJ native without the accent or the big hair. Currently residing in Beijing. Teaching English. Absorbing all things China. Exploring SE Asia.

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Mark Twain

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How has living abroad for three years in East Asia affected me?  I’m not exactly sure all the ways and don’t think I’ll fully realize the impact this time has had upon my life until after I am away from China, but I believe time will tell that it has profoundly influenced my worldview.  Only time will tell, but in the meantime Mark Twain put it this way:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one’s little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

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One Response

  1. Julie,

    What a great quote by Mark Twain! How true! My travels abroad have been limited (seven months in the Philippines), but that experience certainly opened my eyes and heart to a a beloved culture! It also gave me a better perspective on our materialistic, comfortable life in the U.S.

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