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smack  ·  3028 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where have you been that seemed other-wordly?

People always point out the jarring experience of confronting extreme poverty and for good reason. Have you ever experienced extreme wealth? I'm not talking about someone with a nice house with a pool and a cleaning service. I'm talking about someone with a personal jet, chefs and chauffeurs. Believe it or not, it's equally as jarring. The extremes on both ends of the spectrum are disorienting. I believe that this is what we are really experiencing when confronting extreme poverty for the first time, a disorientation.