Aug 16, 2008
Dec 13, 2008
God is so good. I have been back in the states for a few months now, yet I miss Ghana everyday. I desire to live with those that I loved and to experience life in it's most joyful phase. I find it funny that while reading my last entry before leaving I was anxious to go home. But the truth of the matter is that I was home. I was home and thriving in the space that I belonged. Being back in America with the pressures of society it makes me think about "What is a developing country?" Supposedly Ghana is 3rd world. Yet we are the ones living in a recession, stressed out and overworked, in debt and refinancing mortgages to pay bills, stealing and robbing and killing each other JUST TO GET BY! So who's really suffering here? That child in Ghana who may have never had any monetary materials but knows what happiness is? Or that American child who can't have a childhood because of the pressures to be something better than she already is. The biggest difference is that in Ghana the community raises the child, and here in America, music videos, video games, television, fame, and money raise our children. If this country is the example of "First World" then I think we all need to run away as fast as possible..