Remember what a privilege it is

This “Discover Riches at Your Library” bookmark was given to my daughter as part of a summer reading program at our local library.

I remembered that in Nairobi, a city of about 4 million people, there are a few libraries. Most of them have old tattered books. There is not a selection of the latest best sellers. There are no libraries at all in Kakamega, a city in western Kenya with maybe 250,000 people.

So be thankful for what you have, people of “the western world.”


One Reply to “Remember what a privilege it is”

  1. Interesting that you’d point out libraries as something to be thankful for, since you’ve actually lived outside of “the western world”. After my travels I was most thankful for ice in my drinks; libraries never crossed my mind.

    Great little shiny bit though!

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