A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Memoirs... Is there something in the lessons I learned that makes sense of why an Arab Muslim boy who grew up in America came to understand himself (and the world) more fully in Central Africa?
you know... i'm not sure what i was referring to with this entry. i'm obviously addressing myself. but what event, if any, precipitated the advice to "look, listen, speak and do," i'm not sure. i am glad that listening is part of the advice. in fact, i did a lot of that. perhaps there's some guilt here on not speaking out and doing more, on my part. that could be where the emphatic "you're the PCV!" reminder comes in."what is a good PCV? am i one? what does a good PCV do? and am i doing it?" are all questions i and i'm sure other PCVs often asked ourselves. especially in the context of the quarterly reporting i mention in the previous post.so what is a "good PCV"? what is it he or she does? is there just one kind? are any of these notions even helpful? i don't think so... i won't go into much more detail, but i'm glad this theme has surfaced. i'll explore it as it unfolds.peacemohamad