Take this time out to do some self-reflection.
Example: "In the Dominican Republic, revolt and public protest is an essential aspect of the political atmosphere. Everyone here is kept abreast of the political situation here and is aware of where the authority lies. Yet, look at the conditions many Dominicans live in. In the United States, conditions are relatively tolerable, but the idea of revolt and protest in the U.S. is looked upon as treason. I consider myself free and well off in the United States. But at what cost?"