When one travels outside the US you get to experience being an "other". Particularly Asia, you clearly don't speak the language, are often geographically lost, have to find help for directions or in my case allergy medication in a foreign language with gestures. People remain patient and kind when you are. Yet you come back to America and read about the high suicide rates among young Asians, but the Asian seniors you engage with have wonderful resilience even during a pandemic when they are racially profiled. You learn about the minimum wage in Taiwan, yet the grueling work day and then you understand.