Have you ever looked at the U.S. travel warning list? It’s a pretty sad list. At one point, I thought, “Wow, it sucks that I can’t go to these places, because they’re too dangerous.” There are so many places on that list labelled “warning” that I would love to visit, like Israel, Cuba, or the Philippines. Then, one day, I was talking to one of my professors about this, and he said something really enlightening. He told me that he thought the same way as I did at one time, but then he realized how selfish it was to wish for the politics and stability of a country to improve, just so he could visit, instead of wishing for the situation to improve for the people living there.