posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:47 PM
I honestly think that its an utter travesty the way some people live in the world today. There are many factors at work that help to continue the
horrible situation and in my mind, each is just as reprehensible as the next. Things like shifty aid programs, quick fixes just to earn votes, racism
and corporate profiteering. Like it or not, those of us who live in the first world countries like USA, Canada, EU and others contribute to this by
blindly supporting issues we don't really understand and basic apathy.
I have tried to do my part by sponsoring children in India, sending aid packages and trying to raise local awareness but sometimes the work of one
person is just not enough. In the end most of us are focused on what immediately concerns us and could care less about what is happening on the other
side of world. Its not really a bad thing, its basically ingrained in human nature to put our survival and well-being ahead of strangers.
The only way I can ever see this attitude changed is by a truly massive social change all around the world in which we all recognize that we are one
people and should all be treated equally regardless of any class structure, country, religion or race.
I don't see this happening in the near future, simply because so many people who are well meaning are easily suckered into supporting programs that
don't do the things they say they will. The sad fact is that many of these supposed AID initiatives are either scams, poorly planned or thwarted by
other corrupt officials and contractors. I hope to participate in a few programs in the near future where I will actually live in these places and do
my best to help them with my own two hands.
I also wish to apologize for any misconceptions my first post may have generated. When an issue affects me deeply I tend to become sarcastic and many
people get the wrong idea. I really hope that I and others like me and can start a trend that will make a difference. There are no quick fixes to this
problem because so much has to be changed in the way society, people and world functions before we can begin to deal with problems of poverty in third