Aaron Paulson

Thanks for the thoughtful feedback, Jack! I agree with you that everyone should live overseas - or at least in a radically different culture (which might be closer than you think) - at some point in their lives. The highs. The lows. Relying on the kindness of strangers. And yes, sometimes the adventures and even dangers of suddenly realizing your are literally or metaphorically halfway around the world from help, and have to rely on your wits to get yourself out of a sticky situation. But of course, those are just the stories you bring home to friends. As you say, it's mostly about broadening perspectives and making friends with people you would otherwise never meet.

Thanks for the thought-provoking reply!

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Aaron Paulson

Aaron Paulson

Teacher, writer, and photographer who explores Japan, and the rest of the world, from his home base in Tokyo.