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On an eye-opening cross-country trip with a friend:
“After we were done, I was like, ‘Wow, America is so poor.’ You don’t think about it. Just the towns you come across -- all that’s there are restaurants and gas stations. There are beautiful stretches of pasture, but for the most part people live simply. The east and west coast are so different from the rest of America."