people of significance or a workforce onto the base
and for me to generate discussion through the interpreters.
It was seen as something to look forward to,
which I'm very flattered about,
but in reality I'd created a dependency
which I needed to break and I needed for the village elders
to start making decisions on their own,
calling their own meetings, falling into their own routine,
and not to be dependent on me, so I built a Shura Room,
just a community room, really,
and then afforded them to call their meetings.
If there was something really important
they needed for them, they could invite me to the meetings
instead of me being the linchpin to those meetings
or shuras as they like to call them.