So I’m currently taking an online course (via Coursera; I highly recommend it!), Constitutional Struggles of the Muslim World, and the professor mentions “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, which I read as a highschooler during my homeschooling curriculum under my Mother. I barely remember the contents of the book let alone the overall themes, but the Prof discusses how the book details the effects of colonialism and modernity on traditional Nigerian societies. Now I know I have a quality education, but when the prof talked about this book, it really it hit home for me how well educated I am, how hard my parents worked to give me that education, and that a huge majority of people on this planet will never have the opportunity to receive an education as good as the one I have been afforded. My education is nearly the most valuable thing I possess, and for this, I will never be able to adequately thank my parents.
I miss my brothers so much, I cry when I think about how much I want to hang out with them.
Now my US geography is *almost* on par with my Chinese geography.
Is it bad that I’m (according to this quiz game) 30% better at Chinese provinces than I am at American states?
What is wrong with me? In my free time, I sit on my computer for hours memorizing geography.