I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Some people talk about Haiti as being the graveyard of development projects.
It's a rare and precious thing to be close to suffering because our society - in many ways - tells us that suffering is wrong. If it's our own suffering, we try to hide it or isolate ourselves. If others are suffering, we're taught to put them away somewhere so we don't have to see it.
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