I always wonder how much of our travel “sticks” and although our trip to Vietnam was memorable I certainly didn’t think it would shape Deal Kid’s worldview as much as it has. So I was happily surprised when a recent conversation revealed that Deal Kid’s grasp of economics makes him smarter than Donald Trump.
Deal Kid is in 7th grade and usually concerns himself with 7th grade issues- who likes who, when is the new Terraria coming out, and the like. But this year he can’t help get snippets of election coverage- usually from me or his Dad exclaiming “really?” about one news story or another.
Which gets me to Vietnam and Donald Trump. On CNN recently Mr. Trump explained why the US would never default on its debt: ” you never have to default because you print the money”. * Just out of curiosity, I showed Deal Kid the CNN post where this quote occurred and asked his thoughts.
Without missing a beat he exclaimed “That’s so stupid! Isn’t that why 2,000 Dong is like 9 cents?”.
Yes, Deal Kid. Yes, it is.
Have your kids ever crystallized an understanding that you can trace back to your travels? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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*I’ve tried REALLY hard to stay apolitical on the blog, but this story has more to do with travel than with the actual election. That said, thinking we can print ourselves out of debt is pretty stupid.