Monday, June 16, 2008

Asking Statements

By Stephen Dockery

It seems like politics and frustration simmers just bellow peoples personalities and conversations here.

When someone’s given a chance to speak their mind, whether in taxi or interview, they seize it.
So many of the questions I’ve seen at our interviews (from people outside our program) turn out to be five minute statements, rather than actual questions.

People aren’t particularly interested in adding to the discussion or putting forward a question of accountability. Rather they take the time to say things that are not particularly extreme or unusual, they just want to talk and to be heard in a region where its difficult to do either.

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