Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 9:00 PM--Your Hands are Your Greatest Tool, Learn to Use Them

There are some things that people naturally adapt to in their environment that they don’t even notice or think about.  For example, Ugandans use their hands really well.  Because most people don’t have any running water they learn to do things like use their hands as a cup.  They do this when they are washing their hands or washing dishes, because it’s necessary to be able to pour some water in one hand and hold it for a minute and then use it to wash both hands.  Ugandans are also very good at using their hands as an eating utensil.  You may think this sounds easy, but eating with your hands is not always so easy when you’re not eating finger foods.  I’m not very good at doing either of these things and I know it, but most Ugandans are really good at both and don’t think twice about it.  That is what I call adaptability!

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