The Rich Roll Podcast

Scott Harrison On Why Clean Water Changes Everything

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Synopsis

“I think there's a real freedom that comes with service, but so many people are enslaved in the service of themselves.”Scott Harrison From the outside looking in, he was living the dream.Killer SoHo loft. Private jets to exotic locales. Rolex, cover model girlfriend and cash. Plenty of cash.But ten years living decadently and extravagantly as a nightclub promoter in New York City took it's toll.By 28, Scott Harrison had become the worst person he knew.Utterly lost, mired in a crisis of conscience and desperate to rediscover his sense of purpose, Scott decided it was time for a drastic change. So he left NYC to spend a year volunteering as a photojournalist aboard a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa.During this time, Harrison witnessed and photographed levels of poverty and illness he never knew existed. As one year turned into two, he came to understand that many of the infections and diseases their group treated were waterborne, and could have been prevented if