One of the most remarkable people we have met on our travels was our guide on a cruise in the Amazon. From a small remote village, three days by canoe from the nearest town, he has gone on to achieve remarkable things. Watching him with the local villagers in the Amazon and his abilities as a naturalist all made our trip so much more enjoyable.
Mother nature also constantly amazes us. Regardless of what politicians think, weather patterns are changing and becoming more extreme. I am not sure the cause is all that important, but fighting about if it is natural or manmade means we do nothing to address it while people all of the world struggle to deal with the consequences.
Globalisation is another one. We have yet to find anyone other than big corporates that have “won” out of globalization. We meet people that spend long hours working for little pay in unsafe factories so we can all buy cheap stuff we don’t really need.