The Fisherman and the Gringo
The end of a year is always momentous: we reflect on what we have learned or how we have grown, we celebrate the culmination of hard work and we dream of the journeys ahead. In this newsletter, we ask you to join in our reflection, celebration and dreams.
However, before continuing, since each new year comes with an abundance of hope, as well as no shortage of fear, we would like to issue a challenge. In your reflections and resolutions, shape your words so that they drive you toward creative action, not passive expectation. Let us not issue thanks for what we have been given; rather, express passion for our ability to create. Let us not wish for tolerance; instead, commit to learning from those who are different. Let us not aspire to be somebody; alternately, build consciousness of who we are.
Our latest Pachaysana blog entry, which carries the same name as the edition of this newsletter, tells a very simple story. While contextualized in the field of development, we believe it will also provide you the opportunity to think about yourself and how you view others… an essential activity at the end of a year.