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Hope

Just Another Cab Driver?

Airport Please
Airport Please

They say things happen in threes. Self-fulfilling prophesy probably. All but two of nine cab rides last week netted great mental stimulation. Two rides were less than one mile. We barely got started and the ride was over.

But the last ride (35 min) was with Joe, from Togo (Africa). Joe is the Father of 17, 13 and 9 year old children. He worked in banking before the economy tanked. Charlotte is second (behind New York City) in US finance industry.

Without me asking, he cleared the front seat and invited me up front. Joe is finishing school to become a CPA.

Life gives you in direct proportion what you ask from it. Even if you’re just another cab driver.

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Humility (never enough)

We Are So Blind

A Very Wise Cab Driver Named Mohammed
A Very Wise Cab Driver Named Mohammed

He said, “The people who are born here and never leave to see other places have no idea what they have. They can not understand the freedoms and blessings they have”.

He went on, “Paved roads, schools everywhere, hospitals everywhere, freedom of speech, democracy”. (He contrasted these against the Blood Diamond culture he grew up with)

Mohammed is a very wise man. He is a Father, and a cab driver. He is from western Africa, Sierra Leone. And he came to America six years ago. Our 25 minutes together yesterday was eye-opening.

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