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You get familiar with sacrifice. That’s if you want to witness the glory of East Africa: the kind people, simple and slower way of life, gorgeous animals and wilderness — you must be willing to sacrifice. It will be painful. You will get sick. And you will be sickened with what you see. It’s not easy to live there, nor to make a living. But it is even more difficult to preserve and articulate what you witness: the miracles within the hardship, the beauty amidst the violence, the joy in the suffering, the patience at the heart of deprivation. Upon return, how does a traveler assimilate, apply, and share the lessons? What if your home country and people you’re around are unable to see the blessings they enjoy? Is it normal to feel impatience with the spirit of meanness, pride, entitlement, arrogance, and evil?I’ve never been so grateful for the people who oppose these things.