Passport Reflection Angelo Dean

Making a passport was eye-opening, to say the least. I never knew how ignorant I was to the greater world outside of the U.S. until I randomly got Tonga as my country to make a passport from. For starters, I had never heard of Tonga before in my entire existence, and second, it still is a monarchy! I truly believed that monarchies were a thing of the renaissance era. I normally would’ve made assumptions to the level of advancement of the country, but if this course has taught me anything, it is that not everyone lives in a society where cognitive relativism and formal philosophy is the most prevalent conceptual scheme. If their conceptual scheme is supported by a monarchy, then there is nothing wrong with that, considering that it has lasted them this long.

A photograph showing the front of a Tonga passport
A photograph showing the back of the Tonga passport

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