Inequality in this world is present in all levels such as is Africa and other third world countries that have to meet requirements and specifications set by more developed countries to consider them getting into a healthy economic relationship. Many countries suffer from such differences and none is more evident in the dark continent where most of the inhabitants fight daily battles to survive. Governments along with NGO’s work hand in hand to bring aid to these countries in hopes of alleviating the human suffering, but the question remains if we should even be meddling in the affairs of others. Some say we should and some say we shouldn’t which is debated in the political circles of this day and age. Governments spend billions in aid only to have them used for political and financial gain preventing those who need them from getting the help they deserve. The argument continues such as the recent article or series of articles done by a BBC investigative team regarding democracy and the implications it has on the next generation of constituent’s say of CHINA who have always lived under the communist form of government. Many countries have huge military arsenals yet their constituents continue to suffer without food and proper housing. India and Pakistan have military might but a quick trip to the slums shows the huge need for development on the humanitarian side of things. Many other nations still exist under monarchial rule without much focus on their ability to govern and enforce the mandate given by their respective governments. World society has defined tyranny or self rule by an individual to be counter-productive yet it still exists (maybe because they are some of the most prosperous and richest nations in the world). Taking the call or doing something to help others in built into all human beings but the question is in the what, how and where one can make a difference effectively. Others who have done so have simply given up due to the ineffectiveness of their actions, yet others continue even after disappointment. This is the true human spirit of helping others in our quest for an explanation for our existence on this earth. Sit back and ask yourself what you have been able to do for your fellow man in your life and then you can see what you have to do for tomorrow. It might not be much help but the many volunteers do make a difference. Doctors, nurses and others donate time and skills to make a difference in places where even the basic care do not exist. So the conclusion is that inaction is the enemy but caution and drive is what truly defines the true human in the true human spirit of things. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Originally posted on September 17, 2010 @ 1:32 pm