When I was a kid, my family talked a lot about poverty. Those were dinner table discussions. I lived in the city, so I saw homelessness and thought - there must be a simple way to save everyone. Something no one has thought of yet. What is it? I would lie in bed at night, planning the world's best homeless shelter, one that would not only train people but provide jobs too. It seemed so clear that what people needed was to be healthy and well, and to have work that paid. So if we could just do that... As an adult, it seems just as clear - but not as easy. I hope I'm not disillusioned. A lot of smart people have tried and we haven't figured it out yet. But I hope we don't give up. I hope we keep grappling with the difficulty of it. And never stop looking at what we see in the world.