After dinner I took out the folders from the packages and started looking at them, and I started remembering last summer...
Last summer I worked at a science camp, I was assisting the children in their lessons on the ecosystem of the area. I didn't know anything about ecosystem and Ms. Brown said that I would be paid to a two-week training course so I can teach the kids. I loved the idea of being paid to hike through the woods with the campers.
One day, I was assisting Mark, the nature trail instructor, and we were walking to a green pond so the children could catch some bugs and other organisms and identify them, when one of the campers said "Ewwww, I don't want to touch that water. It's dirty", and Mark told them that that water was duckweed and ducks and swans love it. Then he told us that there is some rural villages in Mali that have really dirty water, and they have to drink it to still alive.
I though that that story was just to convince the kid that it's okay to touch the pond water, but it wasn't.. He told me that 5 years ago he joined the Peace Corps and volunteered in a small village in Mali. His project was to build two wells for the village so people could go to a stream and get their water from there. The water they had was so dirty that  the children were sick and dying.
I couldn't believe that..
He said that when the wells were done, they were all crying for joy, because now their children won't die from drinking water, and they are also able to get water only with ten minutes walking instead of hours.
I was a little upset because such thing shouldn't exist in today's world. We have so many water here where we live, and we waste it without thinking that in some parts of the world they live like this.
Since that day I hope that I can join Peace Corps, so I could help other people like Mark.
I'm bored with school and with my routine which is always the same thing. Nothing is exciting anymore.. I can't feel the passion that my classmates fell when they talked about college, or when they talk about career.
Life is a monotonous mindless task...

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