self-reliance

Self-Reliance in Thailand

Self-Reliance in Thailand

When I think of the "American Dream", I think of George and Lenny huddled next to a campfire making grand plans.  The idea of being able to "live off the fat of the land" is as American as cold beer and barbecue.  It's fulfillment, however, is far less common.  In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck was writing of an "American Dream" that is all but dead.  Like George and Lenny, most farmers never experience the ideal of being self reliant.  Ironically, it is here in Thailand, at PunPun Center for Self Reliance, that I see the actualization of an American Dream.

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