Learned something interesting and a bit startling yesterday from a new friend I met through Toastmasters. Here’s an email I receieved from him:
“As you know, today in my Country ( Argentina ) is the Friendship Day, in
commemoration of the day that mankind step the moon ( 07/29/69 ). As you can
imagine we join our friends and organize some asado ( barbecue) . So let me toast with you drinking a virtual wine. ( could be better a real wine, let’s think about this ).”
Well, Mauricio, we didn’t know. In fact, sad to say, the significance of yesterday was barely noted here in the good old U.S. of A. Wow! A bit humbling to be confronted with how jaded and unappreciative we have become about one of the greatest events of our lifetimes.
I’m going to try to do better.