Ok, I need help understanding something. I'm not posting this to offend or to sound like a jerk, but, I really truely don't understand. Please keep that in mind when reading what I have to say/ask. There are numerous agencies who are collecting donations for third world countries. Amiable, no doubt. But, what I wonder about is what these funds are doing. A lot of them are trying to get kids into school. Here in the USA, that sounds great, but, over there, is this really useful? Are they really going to use this information? If they're starving, I would think that the funds would be of better use if they were trying to help them become self sufficient, instead of taking the kids away from the household and putting them in school. There won't be instant businesses popping up to give these kids jobs in high tech companies. They really don't need to have a high school diploma in order to use what they have/need to survive. Maybe I'm just not seeing the big picture, or jumping too far ahead, I don't know. I mean, I understand that if a kid goes through basic school, they can learn medicine and become a doctor, help heal the community, etc. But, the community as a whole would have to step up to pay for the doctor's time and the supplies. I guess I do actually understand, now that I've thought it through. I guess we're trying to bring them "up to par" with our countries as far as technology and business. In some ways, it's probably a good thing, but in other ways, I almost wish the US could revert back a little bit, let the people become more self sufficient instead of relying 100% on everyone else, the country and cash. Ok, sorry for this random ramble. Just a bit in the mind process of me. If anyone has anything to add, please feel free. Again, I didn't post it to offend anyone, just kind of rambling/thinking out loud.