The summer before my senior year of high school my Dad took me on a trip to the Middle East. I was definitely excited but not used to being immersed in different cultures. Being a Christian I was troubled by the religious differences there but careful not to judge. They truly are awesome people. The food there blew my mind. It was a party in my mouth which I had never experienced before, spices and new flavors mingling to form an absolute enigma on my palate. I felt out of place however, because my Dad and I were observed as the minorities there but it was very interesting to see how the public conducted themselves. I learned quite a bit. The historical landmarks we saw were nothing less than stunning. The Egyptians built the pyramids with their bare hands but Americans have used industrialization to the max. I was spellbound to say the least and I broadened my horizons to appreciate how valuable diversity really is to this world.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.