The discussion was very enlightening. It was interesting to hear what my classmates had to say about the book. There were a lot of people who felt like I felt, like there we are a lot better off than we know. Even the fact that we can't even fathom some of these experiences is a testament to how sheltered and safe our lives have been. This reminds me of the time last year when the class was talking about the first book I'd even read for Honors called The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. That was another book that was hard to relate to and some of the events described in his book were here in America. I feel like I should appreciate the things I have more. I have so much that I don't even need to survive, like my stacks of DVDs, that I take the essentials for granted even more than the nonessentials.