One of the most valuable things that I have acquired from Campeche Mexico is perspective. In the United States you constantly hear complaining and bickering over the smallest things, from I don't have enough followers, or I don't like my outfit and so on, and it's total nonsense. The people of Campeche can't afford basic necessities, and yet they are the truly the happiest people I have ever met in my life. They take value in the things that really matter, whether it's being able to afford a dinner for your family or a roof over your family's heads. The strongest thing holding them up is their love for one another.
Before I came down to Campeche I had the misconception that Mexico was just a run down country with a bunch of unhappy people living off of nothing, yet it is so much more than that. The locals of Campeche are some of the most fulfilled human beings this world has ever produced and it has opened up a door of questions and curiosity for other parts of the world. This is my first international trip and definitely not my last. Fish for Change has introduced me to a world of possibilities and an interest to continue exploring.
Thomas Hamilton: San Marcus, Texas - 15 years old