Journal 1 - I've found it particularly interesting how most...

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I’ve found it particularly interesting how most of the people Mr. Mortenson knew in America found it hard to fathom why he would want to take the trouble to build a school on the other side of the world. In addition to that he received major setbacks since he got only one letter from a total of 580 letters he sent out and all of his grant applications got rejected. Moreover his own girlfriend Marina also never understood his reasons and never completely understood his commitment to this venture as she insisted in staying in an expensive hotel. Only Mortenson saw how bad it was for a lot of people in that remote part of the people and the potential their children had. It is intriguing how a lot of people do not care as long as it does not affect them. On the other hand the people of Korphe extend to Mortenson every courtesy available, how the man named Haji Ali made every effort to keep him comfortable with whatever little they had. If the situation were reversed we would hardly be as courteous let alone let them
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2009 for the course ENGL 106 taught by Professor Ceyhan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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