|Tower of Babel (Artist Unknown)|
Well, when we first arrived we had a welcome dinner for all of us, the SUSI scholars of Journalims and Media, at Ohio University; and I couldn´t stop thinking about this story, and how we are in the same path of this visionaries, but with a much better chance of succes.
Why you will ask. It´s simple, we are altogether in one place, from all over the world, reaching for knowledge, and specially for understanding. It was an amazing view, people of every latitude in one place, sharing, talking, eating (wich is always a common aspect between nations), laughing and sharing their experiencies, their vision, without any other goal than to know more about the other, more about life itself.
It´s only a matter of looking at the countries represented by the scholars, Azerbaijan, Zambia, Lebanon, Ukraine, Romania, Ecuador, Honduras, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Chile. When I would ever dream to meet such a diverse group. But it doesn´t stop there, because between the faculty and staff of the program, we met persons from Zambia, Guyana, China, Rhuanda, the UK and Ethiopia, certainly I am leaving some countries behind.
For me it has been an amazing experience, I have known people from all over the world and share with them ideas, discussions, memories and feelings,and that get me to my conclusion:
We are in an amazing position, and we have aqcuired a huge responsability. We can build the tower, and now there is no vengeful God that can stop us.