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Merzouga, Morocco. The intense afternoon heat from the sun beats down on our thick, dark Berber tent. Inside, a group of locals are playing music in an effort to entertain our student group, who traveled great lengths by plane and bus to reach Merzouga. Through the narrow, triangular opening of the tent, bright light shines through, revealing a glimpse of the endless sand dunes of the Sahara desert.
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Imagine this: you’re about to graduate college. Your entire life up to your graduation day has revolved mainly around one single structure: the school system. Life was centered around your educational journey. In middle school, you worked hard to get good grades so that you could get into the best classes in high school. In high school, you worked hard to get good grades so that you could get into your first-choice college. In college, you worked hard to get good grades so that you could get your first-choice job.
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A good mindset is the secret to a good life. It allows us to see the positive side of things and  turn the mundane into an adventure, which drives happiness and improves our lives in every way imaginable.

However, sometimes we need a little help to get into this mindset. 

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The alarm sounds at 7 o’clock in the morning. To get to work on time, you need to wake up, shower, have breakfast, get dressed, and pack up a bag by 8 o’clock. You need the full hour to do everything in time, but the warmth of your bed and the prospect of five more minutes asleep are too enticing to resist.

So, just as billions of us do around the world every day, you press snooze and roll over.

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One soccer ball. It took one soccer ball to achieve this adventure. One soccer ball created this much happiness in a group of 50 Tanzanian students. While tackling the problem of global poverty is a daunting task, I knew in that moment we could make a difference by delivering soccer adventures to kids in need all over the world. We could help. We could make a difference. We could help these kids climb mountains.
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