Along the coast of Koh Chang are villages where local Thais live a life on the water. One day when I was there on a sailing trip we took an excursion into one. School was in session, but as soon as the kids were released they surrounded us, anxious to share their world with us. The schoolmaster took us on a tour of the school and a recently completed temple. It was beautiful, peaceful, and humbling to see how little they had, and yet how happy they were.
A lesson for us all.