Recently, I’ve been writing about the great opportunity and abundance those of us from wealthier countries enjoy. One key question that came out of those ideas was, If money were not a problem, what would you do with your time? Ben Randall of The Human, Earth Project is a perfect example of what I hope the answer to that question will be.
What Would You Do if a Friend were Kidnapped?
Several years ago Ben was teaching English in Northern Vietnam. He befriended many locals, including a 15-year-old girl called M. (We’ve hidden her name to protect her identity. There is still a real danger to her, her family and the film makers.)
After leaving Asia, Ben found out that M was abducted and trafficked to China. It’s most likely that she’s been forced into marriage, or sold into the sex trade.
Those are the facts. Facts are easy to ignore. We’re good at ignoring what we should do for the sake of our own convenience. Caring takes work, and it’s our natural tendency to do as little as possible.
So, What Would You Do?
What would you do if you were in Ben Randall’s position? You probably have …