Pensive and Proud

Thirty dollars a month – that’s the salary of this man. He sweeps and maintains the gardens near a temple in Ubud, Bali. Day in and day out he works to feed himself and his family.

Thirty dollars – the amount spent on an average dinner for two. The price of two CDs. One ticket to Disney Land for the day. A tank of gas. A cheap pair of jeans. A 15 minute massage. A few coffees at Starbucks. A night at the movies. A book or two. A haircut.

Thirty dollars – enough money for this man to remain proud and hard-working.