Ever stopped through a small town on a road trip and noticed the people to be over-the-top friendly? When you go to pay for your gas, and you feel like you’ve made a best friend at the pump? Or when your waitress at the diner is so personable, you feel like you’ve known her your whole life? Well, that’s what it’s like talking to everyone in Corpus Christi, Texas. All 305,000 of ‘em.
The world’s a pretty big place. There’s a lot of bad out there too - a lot of poverty, a lot of illness, a lot of homelessness, and a lot of inequality. And I’m just one person. One 20-something who works 9 to 5 in an office with just 7 others. I don’t lead a powerful or overly exciting life. A big day for me is when I remember to floss or when I find a $5 bill in an old jacket pocket. What can little ‘ol me really do to make a change in the world?