Not even four months has it been since I returned to my country of origin. Reflections amass, questions arise, some settle, solutions strive to be found. My short experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo was certainly an intense one - on all levels. I am thankful for it, as without it I would not be where I am today. Still this mysterious world, so close, yet so far from what I knew before, has left its marks.
What Nietsche used to tell himself to overcome back when still holds true for me centuries later: "What does not kill me, makes me stronger".
I can find myself in spirit also with the boys that decided to kayak the rapids of the Congo river:
“Sometimes it is pretty easy to get overwhelmed with were you are. When I come out of those situations I am just overjoyed”
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Unfortunately it is seldomly met. Which brings me to the second moral of my Congo experience. Women Empowerment. It's needed more than ever. To me the two points must meet. The biggest challenge of our time is bringing them together.