Blog Action Day 2008 15 October 08Posted by Fantastic Four in Humanity, World Affairs, Worthy Causes.
Tags: blog action day 2008, duty of care, poverty
I was reading Vanilla’s amazing post on this issue and it occured to me: although it is the majority of the world’s population who talk about, think about and would like to end the hunger, poverty, and unfavourable living conditions, it is the priviliged filthy rich few and those in power (did we elect them to do nothing about anything that truly matters?) who can make the real difference.
So how can we “encourage” these few and those in power to begin developing real strategies to eliminate world hunger, poverty?
In a world where capitalism rules by far, there isn’t a chance of doing anything truly meaningful and making a profound difference. That’s my belief, albeit quite negative.
At the end of the day, those who can don’t care, and those who care don’t react strongly enough to the lack of care by those who can… Vicious circle anyone?
The fact is, it is everybody’s duty of care in life to care for one another and the less fortunate. We all can do our little bit whether it be donating time, money, resources or simply making other people’s voices heard somehow. We have to hear them first though and be mindful that there are people in dire need of help. It is not enough to simply be thankful of what we have and not worry about so many with unmet emotional, social, physical and personal needs, most importantly the simplest and most fundamental needs like clean water, food, shelter.