I, also want to recommend the movie I watched last night called After the Wedding.
I don't think I will ruin the movie by saying that at one point a man tries to convince a child from an orphanage in India to come to Denmark with him. He has already told the children that in the west the homes are far apart, and the children understand that the people live far apart too.
When I was in Nepal, my friend wanted to bring the child of a sherpa back with her to Marin County to educate. She felt it would give him the tools he needed to "succeed." It was kindly and generously meant but we were put in our place. They saw that we traveled alone. We each flew there separately. We each lived alone at the time. They had a village, with constant physical and emotional touch. They felt sorry for us, and we knew the child, who was a young man of sixteen, could not survive here.
It is an interesting lesson today as we consider budget cuts. Let's build a community and huddle close and not close anything that matters like schools, parks, and senior care. Let's gather for the good of us all and yes, balance the budget in intelligent ways.
If a video like the one just viewed can be produced, then, surely we can have a budget in the great state of California that works!!
We have an actor for governor. Maybe we the people need to write his script.