The Veil of Ignorance

I know we still have several weeks until Thanksgiving but I have never been more thankful to have been born in the United States. This was such an eye-opening documentary and something I previously couldn't even fathom. (It makes the TJ Maxx commercials interspersed throughout featuring American women lusting over shoes all the more superficial and morally nauseating.)

I can't even imagine my life being impoverished, illiterate, uneducated, unemployed, unequal and unempowered. I guess I realized that dystopias don't just exist fictional stories like the Hunger Games, they exist in real life. Right this very minute. I got a taste of it during my volunteer trip to Kenya last year, but Afghanistan seems way worse, even after we supposedly liberated them from the Taliban. Kudos to this female journalist for an incredible story.