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Thread #78659 Message #1421677
Posted By: dianavan
26-Feb-05 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Which reminds me of my mother's wise words:
"If you continually compare yourself to others you will always feel that you don't have enough. There will always be those who have more and those who have less. Be grateful for what you have!"
I think poverty is highly subjective but I would like to live in a world where everyone had clean water and clean air, nutritous food and adequate shelter and medical care. I think it is possible and believe it is worth the effort. Given that all people would have their basic needs met, I think that they can provide their own luxuries.
I think the wealthy should stop looking at the world in terms of finite resources and begin to contribute to the well being of others. They just mind find that the 'tricle down' theory is false economy. Lets try 'trickle up' and see what happens.