western-do-gooders-need-to-resist-the-allure-of-exotic-problems (from The Guardian)

western dogoodersLink to Guardian Article:  23 April 2016 

 

“But don’t go because you’ve fallen in love with solvability.

Go because you’ve fallen in love with complexity.

Don’t go because you want to do something virtuous.

Go because you want to do something difficult.

Don’t go because you want to talk.

Go because you want to listen.”

This piece was originally published on The Development Set

Courtney E Martin is a journalist and author of several books including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists

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