“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.”
— Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time
Don, Thomas and I are literally on the road when we read Three Cups of Tea. When we go back and forth, to and fro, an audiobook come with us. We had just finished McMafia by Misha Glenny, which hurled us from continent to continent in search of organized crime. With Three Cups of Tea, we anticipated a slower tempo. Surprise!! Face paced, with cliffhangers and OMG moments, it is difficult to turn off the iPod. Even when all seems dark, there is hope. Dr. Greg promised to build a school. Others believed in that promise. Now half way through the book, schools (plural) are being build, progress and growth are walking hand in hand, and yet time is of the essence.