Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Poverty.pngI’ve heard of this saying somewhere “If you’re born poor it’s not your fault; but if you die poor, it’s definitely your fault.” Do you know the source of this quote? And do you agree on this? I feel it is right to a certain extent. If anyone is born poor, it’s not their fault… but if anyone dies poor, its everyone’s fault! That brings me to this old fable, guess you might already be knowing it. “One day I asked God… “God, you created the world because you loved it right? Then why are you allowing poverty and hunger destroy it? Aren’t you going to do anything about it?” Then God replied… “Yes I am… that’s why I created you!”

Can we ever live in a world where there wouldn’t be poverty? Will such a ‘perfect’ world be ‘healthy’? I mean, what if all are engineers, doctors and film stars… there won’t be any masons, or security guards, or garbage cleaners anymore! Don’t you think they are as important as others in building our world? Take the ‘Dubai Flop Show’ for example. All those workers stranded in those artificial sand islands, are together, the only way Dubai is going to keep up its ‘promises’! Blessed Mother Teresa once told… “The hunger for love is worse than hunger for food…”. In today’s world, I think its the other way round. I mean why will a malnutritioned child care for who loves him and who doesn’t. They’re just craving for a morsel of food, so that they can take each breath with ease! They need a life first, then the love…

Does it itch or prick you when you pass by a beggar, near the church, temple or elsewhere? When your having dinner at a local restaurant with your family and a boy of your age, probably younger, comes to wipe the table. He doesn’t even look at any of your faces… one because the table is his workplace, second he’s the least bothered about you! I’ve tried this out, and I suggest you try it once too… that a smile and a nice small-talk just makes his day!

“Poverty and Global Warming are very similar; your actions can affect a whole lot of other people, and by the time you realise that, it would be your time to leave earth, and your next generation will have to pay the price!” – Mario Dcunha

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