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Bart Schaneman in The Week:

You can attempt to relate your experiences to your friends and family, but you can only start so many sentences with “In Asia…” [or “In Latin America…”] before their eyes start to glaze over. Handing out a stack of pictures in your family living room helps, as long you’re okay with some of the most formative experiences of your life reduced to the same level of interest as your second cousin’s trip to Branson.

I nodded along to every paragraph. Beautifully written.