Day 7: Laughter
Some say that the most beautiful word is "mother". I believe that in this sense, the most beautiful sound is laughter. Today, we began our service learning project, where we meet people around the village, learning about their lifestyle and their perspective on past events. We first met Ms. Yang, who had experience talking to many past Microcampus students. She told us about her past in China. We noted especially on the part where she contrasted equality between men and women. It was very interesting to see and to learn about the experience of others that we probably never considered. Next, we visited Ms. Li, who called us to call her Li Nai Nai, though we didn't talk much about her past. As we were talking, a few friends of Ms. Li came over and introduced themselves. We talked and laughed. I think at that moment, I knew that they were honestly and truly happy with their lives, although they have faced many hardships. And even though we talked in different accents, their smiles and laughs brought the conversation together. In my opinion, I think this is the purpose of service learning: to be part of a community larger than we ever thought before.