When we thought about what we had learned (the question most commonly asked) it came down to some things we already knew: The world is in terrible shape, money isn't the answer, mankind gets its priorities badly wrong, as well as some things we had always suspected and kind of hoped were true: gratitude is one of the most important things anyone – adults and kids – can learn; a good small community can make a huge difference to a culture; and that much of the world is being held together not by money, power, guns or celebrity but by small, often hidden, acts of kindness.
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"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn