Spin the Globe with Justin Butner

A world citizen may provide value to society by using knowledge acquired across cultural contexts.

Counting 17 Blessings

Parents who genuinely care for my well-being, who love me and want to help me, who are there for me when I need them but allow me to have a life of my own and to explore and to make mistakes and learn from them.

A sister who wants the best for me and who I can talk to and relate to even though we are very different people.

A group of friends who know me at times better than I know myself, who understand what I’m thinking and why I do what I do, who have done enough of what I’m doing to give me good advice and words of encouragement, but who haven’t done everything I want to do so I can still feel like a trailblazer. Ones who can teach me and then look to me for advice and help.

A situation such that I’m not massively in debt on school loans, car payments, or credit cards.

The ability to learn about myself continually.

The ability to sit back, watch a situation unfold, and appreciate the show that life is putting on when I can’t change anything.

The ability to stand up and change some things when I can.

Intelligence, a quick wit, an awareness of my surroundings, and sometimes an ability to read other people’s subtle cues.

A sense of adventure and wonder. A desire to see the world, to meet new people, and to soak in the experiences.

An ability to put myself out there and meet people – be it through good conversation, genuine interest, or awkward harmless charm.

The developing understanding of myself as my source of entertainment, of being happy to stay in when I want to and to go out when I want to, to do what will make me happy regardless of people to accompany me or a crowd to watch me.

A fairly diminished sense of shame or embarrassment.


My hair.

My sense of balance and body.

The ability to still see the world with child-like wonder and to get joy out of experiences.

Conversations with the array of cultural ambassadors that I’m meeting that is teaching me about the world, about new points of view, and about perceptions.

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