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The following interview with Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea (the book has become required reading for our senior military commanders and Special Forces in Afghanistan), points out the value of listening to one's intuition. 



What might the people who live in northeastern Pakistan or Afghanistan's Wakhan Corrider impart to those of us in the developed world?


We can learn intergenerational dialogue from them.  I visit schools and ask students how many of them have spent significant time talking to their grandparents, and in the United States the average is 10 percent or less.  Pose the same questions in a school in rural Afghanistan or Pakistan, and 90 percent or more of the kids put their hands up. ... In the West, we've become too linear and logical and strategic, and we've lost some of our intutitive ability.  We turn on the light.  We turn up the heat.  We turn on the stove.  We're in complete control of our physical environment.  We know we're probably not going to step on a landmine out on the street.  But millions of kids and adult around the world have no such control.  Theyr'e forced to look inside themselves and develop their intuition.... I have tremendous respect for the intuitive skills that people in very impoverished areas have.*




*Kalbacker, W. Greg Mortenson: A chance encounter with a Pakistani village elder turned this mountain climber and best-selling author into an educator. The Rotarian. Vol. 188. No. 10. P. 42.


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