(CNSNews.com) –John Kerry says his experience as the son of a Foreign Service officer —living abroad in various cities in his formative years —is helping him now that he’s secretary of state.
He indicated that he thinks of himself “not just”as a U.S. citizen,but as a “citizen of the world.”
As a child,“I learned a lot about the dislocations,the packing up,the moving,saying goodbye to friends,meeting new friends,being in a foreign country,”Kerry told the U.S. Embassy-London staff on Monday.
“And that experience,I’ll tell you,truly,is one that just lasts with you forever. I think back on the – such sense of independence that I gained and the confidence about meeting people in another country,seeing another culture,learning another language,and seeing the rest of the world.
“And in the end,we are not just – though we are proudly citizens of the United States of America,we are also citizens of the world.”
Read More at CNS News . By Susan Jones.