Extend a Hand

  “Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
― Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Boyaxihu)
1974, Calcutta, West Bengal, India --- Mother Teresa with a child from the orphanage she operates in Calcutta. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Boyaxihu), the Roman Catholic-Albanian nun revered as India's "Saint of the Slums," was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. --- Image by © Nik Wheeler/Sygma/Corbis
1974, Calcutta, West Bengal, India - Image by © Nik Wheeler/Sygma/Corbis

While at times we may look to escape our lives through travel, often next door to these pristine oases by which we surround ourselves  rests a community of individuals struggling to attain their basic Human Rights. As beings, we are empathetic because we recognize the mortal nature of our lives. What life should be if we live prisoner to our status, our appearance, our name - all factors formulated based on interpretation. This perspective, it is odd in that while it may seem quite simple and salient, it is only in hindsight, having educated ourselves, that we may autonomously have the means to reflect.

Paragon Travel is proud to be involved with numerous organizations both within the local community and internationally. To have the opportunity to travel has been one of the best ways in which we have educated ourselves as honestly as we could of the ever-present issues surrounding our world and all which live upon and within it. We hope you take the time to do so yourself.

Thank you.