Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
World Economic Poverty
World economic poverty is a much-talked about subject the world over. It is not a new problem. We have been experiencing this problem from time immemorial. But since of late, it has grown by leaps and bounds to uncontrollable proportions, and now it has become a formidable global predicament. What is more ridiculously ironical about it is that the problem has been aggravated and complicated by man himself.
According to accepted norms and economic indices, some countries and nations have been categorized as being poor. Some of them are placed even below the poverty line. According to this categorization, there are rich and well-to-do countries, but it is a well-known secret that there are very poor people even in these affluent countries. Hence, the problem of global poverty is rather a much complicated and multi-faceted one for which the domineering rich countries are directly responsible.
The whole world is becoming increasingly poor owing to a host of reasons such as wrong economic policies, lack of strategic planning, exploitation, greed for power, selfish ruling systems, disunity among nations, abuse of science and technology, environmental pollution and so on.
When poverty hits a country, it affects education and health and all aspects of social welfare in that country. It gives rise to unemployment, high cost of living, very poor living conditions, social unrest and steep decline in development and production. As a result of undeniable social and political instability, weak and unstable governments come into power. This leads to collapse of successive governments making that country even poorer. Likewise, nations are being rendered poor and helpless. This is the stark reality of the world’s economic crisis whether we like it or not. Rich nations or the so called super powers are not willing to accept this reality. They deliberately ignore the truth and the gravity of the problem. Selfish and vicious economic policies of the rich nations are directly responsible for this crisis. Poverty thus creates thousands of complicated problems in a country and the ruling parties and even the other nations including various world bodies are unable to solve such problems in any way unless the whole political and economic system is restructured for the benefit of mankind.
Some countries are naturally poor as a direct result of the unequal distribution of resources. If the rich countries are ready to share with and help the poor nations, poverty could be alleviated to a greater extent. But it is a pity that they are not ready to do so. When people die of hunger in a certain country, some countries destroy their excess harvest just to secure the market and stabilize the price of their produce. It is more wicked that vast bulks of food crops are being used in some countries to generate fuel when lot of people are dying of starvation in some parts of the world.
Rich nations thoroughly enjoy themselves with all comforts in lavishing affluence. Nevertheless, they have very little or no concern at all towards the poor nations. They exploit the rest of the world directly and indirectly misusing their power and other capabilities to ensure their satisfaction and enjoyment. In so doing, they shamelessly deny the poor nations, the right to live. What an injustice?
The rich or more developed countries destroy the world in the name of so called development abusing scientific and technological advancements. The outcome of this short-sighted folly is destruction of the nature resulting in excessive global warming, intolerable greenhouse effect, drastic climatic changes, large scale environmental pollution and self destruction in the long run. It is the poor nations that are most adversely affected by these merciless and indiscreet high-handed actions. They are made poor and poor for no fault of theirs. What a pity? They pay the highest compensation at the expense of their lives.
Rich nations are overwhelmed by their greed for power. They are being driven by sheer selfishness. They are determined to achieve their target by hook or by crook. Their sole intention is to acquire more and more. To fulfill this, they lie; they steal in secret; they rob in public; they invade; they loot; they grasp; they capture; they attack; they suck the life blood of poor nations and kill them at last. In fact, this is how nations are made poor in the world.
To solve this problem, man should be willing to live and let others live. For that, he should be kind, generous and selfless. He should have a better understanding of his fellow people and admit that they also have an equal right to live in this world. He should be committed to uphold the lives of others.
All the nations should live up to these lofty ideals. Can we possibly be happy and proud as a nation, when in fact some nations are struggling to survive under trying circumstances, as a direct result of our follies, mistakes and faults? If we are determined and really interested as countries, nations and peoples, we can by all means eradicate global poverty and make the world a better and more pleasant place to live. What is necessary is genuine love and respect towards other nations. So, let us change our attitudes and work with strong commitment and determination to live together in harmony as one single nation by mutually helping and sharing what we have with others.
CAUSES FOR "POVERTY"
Poverty has many causes; some of them are very basic. The primary factors that may lead to poverty are overpopulation, the unequal distribution in world economy, inability to meet high standards of living or high cost of living, inadequate employment and education opportunities, environmental degradation, certain economic and demographic trends and welfare incentives.
PROBLEMS OF POVERTY
Secondly the lack of education can be seen , in my view those who does not even have a shelter, who are facing famine, how will they be able to afford paying for education? Education may also be the last preoccupation and such type of people does not value education mostly.
Furthermore, poverty also leads to violence in the society an even in homes. Poverty is very often the cause of high rates of divorce, family failures and also prostitution. Nowadays we people are forced to live a highly materialistic life and those who are unable to cope with that situation are even ready to kill, to fill their objectives.
TOP 10 POOR COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
Republic of the Congo (GDP – per capita: $300)
Republic of Liberia (GDP – per capita: $500)
Republic of Zimbabwe (GDP – per capita: $500)
The Solomon Islands (GDP – per capita: $600)
Republic of Somalia (GDP – per capita: $600)
Union of the Comoros (GDP – per capita: $600)
Guinea-Bissau (GDP – per capita: $600)
Central African Republic (GDP – per capita: $700)
Niger (GDP – per capita: $700)
Ethiopia (GDP – per capita: $700)
PRESENT POVERTY MAP
There are some steps that can be taken to reduce poverty !!!!
- Improving supplies of clean water, to reduce time spent gathering often foul water and reduce illness caused by foul water supplies.
- Improving the supply of accessible, affordable health care information and services, to reduce the vulnerability to disease of children and the elderly especially.
- Improving the training and equipment of farmers in poor countries related to agriculture and natural resource management, to help increase crop yields and conserve the environment.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Marshall Bruce Marthers
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Success and financial prosperity is not just a privilege of the chosen few, nor of those born with a golden spoon in their mouth. Abundance is not limited to just a few people. Ordinary people such as yourself can easily achieve abundance if you believe you can.
Indeed, when you say abundance it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is limited or achievable only by rich and famous people. Ordinary people like you and me can also experience abundance if we actually desire so. Not to mention that if we actually work hard for it, we too can be abundant in so many ways. The starting key to this journey is: TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
Let us talk about the following people who in spite of their situation were able to make themselves rise above it and are now living life full of success and are considered to be wealthy:
J.K. Rowling – Who doesn’t know this remarkable separated single mom once almost desperate? We all know her as the famous Harry Potter series writer. But did you know that she wasn’t always rich? That it took her cafe after another cafe to actually finish her first book? Her book were also rejected, things did not actually turn good for her overnight. It was her faith and belief that what she has written is worth sharing to this world. Now, J. K. Rowling is worth over $1.1 Billion not to mention that she was able to sold over 400 million books across the globe. Sounds incredible and Herculean? No way, you too can follow her footsteps in so many ways.
Chris Gardner – This man’s life is extra commendable! His name may not be familiar to you, but if you have seen the movie “In pursuit of Happiness” you will remember him. Chris basically lost everything, his wife, the money he saved and invested in medical supplies, his home and his everything except for his child. He did not let his situation drown him. Instead he uses that as his motivation to achieve abundance in life. When every one else had turn their backs to getting second chances, Chris strived and struggled to make things right not just for him, but mainly for the sake of his child. Now Chris is a successful businessman, and this can be attributed to his hard work and faith, that something good will come his way as well. Isn’t it great to know ordinary people who are inspired by this very story of Mr. Gardner? Why don’t you follow his great feat!
Oprah Winfrey - Now, who doesn’t know about famous Oprah? Even kids today know about her. But did you know that before she became a big star, that she was actually from a poor family? She was born to teenagers who gave her to her grandmother because of poverty. Her grandmother is poor as well, hence at some point; she was given back to her mother again. Oprah was once a rebel, but she was a good student. She strived hard to achieve where she is now.
Truly, you can never tell what the future may bring to you, yet you can make it as bright as you want it to be. These people are only a dot in the list of successful rags to riches stories. Now, if they were able to achieve abundance despite of their poverty, why can’t we? We actually can bring abundance to our lives, only and if only we will welcome it. Not to mention that if we too work hard and never give up like them, we indeed can achieve greatness and abundance as well.
Moreover, let us always remember this, “life is too short for us to waste it.” Life is too precious for us not make it great. Best of all, we only get to live this life once. So why waste it? Why allow poverty to ruin it for us? When all of us can easily beat poverty with hard work; determination; patience; positive thinking and by believing that you are born great, strive now or never
Info from; Methods of solution web site
Many people who lives in developing countries faces the homeless condition which leads to poverty in deed.
Major reasons and causes for homelessness.
- Unavailability of employment opportunities.
- Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment and underemployment.
- Lack of accessible health care. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get health care either because they don't have money to afford it or because the government will not give it to them are simply too weak to go and work every day so they remain poor and homeless.
- Abuse by government or by other people with power.
- War or armed conflict.