By Sean Maguire (UNSW, Sydney)
Alberto Granado, the friend and companian of Che Guevara in their famed motorcycle odyssey across South America, has died recently aged 88.
Years before poverty porn and gap years to India were popular; Guevara and Granada exemplified the innocence of youth and the incredibly transformative affect that seeing truly oppressive poverty and injustice can have to open minds and empathetic hearts.
For any young people starting out on their first big trip, perhaps this is change you seek.
Perhaps like Granado you'll look back and see yourselves as kids "who went looking for adventure and found the truth and tragedy of our homeland".
But remember the essential point; when you see these terrible things you have to do something about it. You can choose to either take up arms against it and die young or practice medicine and make old bones.
The important point is to do anything to help.
Are you on a Guevara/Granada big trip and hoping to change the world? What are you doing? Tell us and remember....Disqus!