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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:39 pm

What One Thing Do You Want More Than Anything Else?

While traveling the world during a semester abroad program, Adam Braun asked people, "If you could have anything in the world, what would you ask for?" He wanted to get to know individuals better and thought that such an open-ended question would be a good conversation starter. When a poor boy in India told Braun that he wanted a pencil, Braun was shocked. Not a Nintendo? Not a fancy car? Not even a hot meal? No, the boy wanted a pencil.

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