Conversation between Sir Edmund Hillary and Urkien Sherpa, from “Schoolhouse in the Clouds”

“Tell us, if there were one thing we could do for your village, what would it be?”

“With all respect, Sahib, you have little to teach us in strength and toughness. And we don’t envy you your restless spirits. Perhaps we are happier than you? But we would like our children to go to school. Of all the things you have, learning is the one we most desire for our children.”

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