The TSS is an opportunity to understand that the backpack of each person is different: one person carries 3 heavy books and a beach towel, because he’s a bit of a dreamer. Another carries a first aid kit and other important things because he wants to be able to care for others. The third tries not to take anything unnecessary, not wanting to complicate things, so as to be able to help the others in this expedition.
In life, we have our circle of family and friends. “Whoever I don’t like or whoever doesn’t like me , well, we aren’t friends,” I thought before I arrived.
In 42 days and during the TSS, whether you like it or not, you have to be part of a team, you have to relate with everyone, because without each person , there is no team, there is no TSS.
To achieve common goals, we don’t have to be equals, rather we need to make the effort to understand each other. We have to erase borders, stop establishing more and more locks. You have to open the backpack !
Polina Likhobabina, is one of the young particpants in TSS 2014.