“Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson
I can honestly say that I have never read a book that so inspired me and at the same time made me question; “What is it that I really contribute to the greater good of this world?”
Greg Mortenson’s book, “Three Cups of Tea”,chronicles the adventures of Greg from his first time in Pakistan in 1993 (after a failed attempt to climb the world’s second largest mountain, K2) and ends in about 2005 after the completion of his 55th school in the Pakistan and Afghanistan. Schools that really promoted the learning for young girls.
The story is quite literally amazing and I just burned thru this book as I did not want to put it down.
Greg develops such strong convictions toward the people of this region after his failed attempt at summiting K2. His heart and soul and poured into his dream of educating some of the poorest people (strong focus on the young girls) in the world, in a really desolate, and shut off from the Western World, area.
What I really loved and respected about Mortenson’s approach was that he never let’s his Western tendencies and views overpower the culture and religious lifestyles, that the people he is trying to help, held. In other words, he does not, and did not go, “American or Canadian” on these people. He worked with their principals and beliefs and respected the rules of the land. Truly awesome!
Greg’s whole premise is that education is what will elevate this world into a better spot; education of all people will save this world, Greg believes this and so do I.
I would recommend this book to all. Delightful read and really a reminder of how lucky we have it here in the West.
Enjoy the read, I loved it!
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