Bah it is too late to change this world unless we make huge scientifc break throughs and if those break throughs and shared for the benefit of all and everyone.
Giving money , shelter is only a slight fix to natures quarks in this case. Man kind was capable of so so much more , with a whole world in it's grasp. But you humans had to be racist and greedy well look where it got you.
You could of had so much more.
Why is it that so many people look at the horrors of the world without even blinking? People starving to death and dying of preventable disease in Africa, people blowing the crap out of each other in the Middle East for no reason, people living in horrible conditions...
And then we turn to America. People driving around in their brand new cars, spending so more money than they will ever have, eating so much food we actually get fat and die of heart failure. The poor of our nation have it better than people in many areas of the world! And we do nothing to help at all!
We live in a world where people live and die, fail and prosper on the most arbitary things like where they were born and into what social standing.
We could at least give the smallest amounts of assistance to those in need, but of course the Starbucks and brand new plasma TV are of far too much importance. I mean we are a nation so corrupt on morals that we will spend thousands of dollars on surgery to keep Fido the dog alive another year, while some poor guy in Africa dies a horrible death because he couldn't afford a 5 dollar vaccine!
Is it simply the greed of our nation driving us to buy more and more and leave everyone else behind, or is it simply the capitalist mentality of doing anything to reap in a profit? In hundreds of years when people look back on our time will they see us as great people or greedy bastards who squandered our resources, enviorment, and the lives of others to make money?
Or will there even be a world in a few hundred years? We might all die from some disease orginating in the very areas we have imporverished all these years, killing millons for our own failure to pay for that five dollar vaccine. And will we even have an enviorment to look at, or will all of our fossial fuels and resource explotation destroy everything?
I can't really think anymore now, but I am sure I could go on for hours if I wished.
What are we supposed to do? Should I forget college and give my money to the starving people in Africa?
Call me crazy or call me ..ummm whatever but I believe that if we had since the beginning been a unity that our world would have grown together as a more peacefull , understanding and civilized place and I have no doubt that science would be signifcantly greater now . Instead of plasma tvs we would have eternal life.
There is a lot of disparity in the world, I agree. But I do not believe it can be solved by any arbitrary means.
First and foremost before any progress can be made the regions must be stabilized in some way. Once that has been accomplished, more investments can be made in these areas as markets begin to pop up, then we will begin to see them living better lives, and start to generate wealth for themselves. Simply GIVING them money isn't going to make the situation any better IMO.
I didn't make it!
Some people do not care. My ultimate ambition in life is to be a financial manager for a large company, and make +100,000 k a year. Is that a bad goal because I prosper while others don't?
In the end, it is all about survival of the fittest, and most human beings who have a leg to stand on in this world like it, so believe it or not your way of thinking will never take hold.
The reason why people look at horrors of the world without blinking an eye is that some people protect their mental stability by closing their eyes from these things and also because most of those horrors have became "normal" in a sense: it's "normal" that people starve in Africa, die in brutal civil war and so on. As sad thing as these are, they don't touch us directly actually and people have their own problems, even though getting late from work is a minimal problem for Oliver Ordinary from Ireland compared to issue of Alibaba Average from Mosambique to feed his family.
Just like in the case of Iraq, the media just shows us the negative parts of the issues without bringing up the positives which causes that people become indifferent for the problems of the other world and regard the situation hopeless. News that local warlords sell the UN food aid further to finance their private little wars, corruption and the magnitude of problems don't help the situation. Education, sexual enlightenment campaigns and fair trade are the key words in fighting against global poverty, hunger & wars, and very realistic means too. I whole heartedly support the UN recommendation of increasing the amount of foreign aid to 0,7% from national budget. However, the aid must be closely supervised and used constructively instead of just putting bandage into a wound instead of healing it. That means not just giving food & medical aid.
Even the poorest one can afford just 1% from his/her income to give for charity. I wonder how big pile of charity money we would get by this working principle which is more than possible. However, saying that we don't do anything to help the Africans or other people in need is a lie when you check out the amount of aid given to Africa by governmental & private organizations. But, instead of setting up a charity concert to fight against poverty, hunger and AIDS, how about fighting against deforestation, global warming or acid rain? We think human too much anyways in the expense of the environment.
P.S. Aren't you a human briankory?
I live as one so I guess it makes me one. I suppose I was just "stepping outisde" for a momment to reflect on ourselves.
My anatomy is very human, my visage is observed as humanly so I guess that makes me a human.:lol: I guess that I just was trying to look at things without any walls to break down. Any personall feelings or protection as you just put it. I look at our planet and we could have done so much more with it.
I was just "stepping outside" for a momment.....:nodding:
I have never killed a man, or seen a dead body. But from what I understand soldiers grow numb to seeing dead people in a war zone. A scene that would shock any rookie doesn’t consciously register with a vet, doesn’t give it a second thought. That’s not because he doesn’t care, but because it’s “normal”. This goes for the entire population, everyone has seen “starving colored children with fly covered faces”, and “despairing Muslim mother/widow crying over her dead children/husband” a thousand times. When asked if we care.. we say we do care. That’s to say.. we believe it to be a “unfortunate” situation. But we don’t protest, or give money. Other people are not that important.
Some people become used to the knowledge that as bad as the world is and has always been, they as a single person are incapable of affecting any change at all and have resigned themselves to that fact. It doesnt mean they are cold hearted, just means that some task are too great even for the most idealistic among us.
Some of us on the other hand ARE actually quite hard hearted to the worlds state. I cant remember quite when it happened but that particular side is well manifested in me.