Here’s the thing. People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
What is it about the white middle class on a gap year. Those who believe they are automatically an asset rather than a hindrance, and the scale with which they flock to the global south as volunteers… seems dangerously similar to the old ‘know-how, show-how’ attitude. Clueless colonialism.
So probably best to not invite me to ‘fundraise’ for some convoluted cause that involves getting pissed in day-glo at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan.