As Nelson Mandala said during his Inauguration Day as the President of South Africa in 1994, “We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty”.
In today’s world, poverty has become a grave issue with around a 100 million people without proper food supply. Although this is a contributing factor, I believe one of the major causes of poverty is the lack of opportunity, a lack of education, a lack of work opportunities.
Hunger has been placed first on the list of the world’s top ten health issues. Moreover, three-quarters of the deaths of children are caused by malnutrition. This is the world we live in, where mothers starve to feed their children, where children wander on streets and eat whatever they find only to fill that empty hollow feeling in their stomach. On the other hand, some of the rich spend more than $1000 each day on fancy restaurants and waste more than half of what they spend on, not even stopping to think for a second that there are approximately 100 million people who are not so privileged and blessed to have enough food.
Furthermore, the recession is considered another factor that causes an increase in poverty. When a country is not doing great economically, it is the populace that is mainly affected by it. The Brooking Institution in the US had done a thorough analysis of the census data and had discovered that poverty had increased greatly during recession period and recession was caused by the lack of employment opportunities during that time.
In Addition to the above-mentioned factors, crime is another major cause correlating to poverty greatly. As many of you may have already understood, unemployment leads to poverty and poverty can lead to depression and depression will most likely cause poor choices which may cause an individual to commit crimes like theft. In 2016, the top 5 countries with the most crime rates around the world were Venezuela, South Sudan, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Honduras and half of them were petty thefts. Most of these people must not enjoy committing robberies but are made to do so because of the circumstances. If only we would be willing and kind enough to help them in any way, maybe we can change the world just a little. It is said that little drops of water make the mighty ocean. Then we can start small and grow into something big.
We as the members of this society have started a campaign to make people aware of this fact as there are many who are still ignorant and don’t realize how serious this issue really is. If you believe in our cause then please help us spread our slogan, our motto, our sole purpose;
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Let’s pretend I wasn’t real !!
A ghost I was
Perhaps an Angel!
Let’s pretend that I never watched you sleeping at night, making sure everything is fine.
Let’s pretend that I never stood by your side, doing my best to see your smile.
Let’s pretend that I never crossed your path, catching you from slipping on your face.
Let’s pretend I never had enough water to extinguish the fire of betrayal.
I never whispered in your ears saying Get up, try again and don’t give up.
I never held your hands tight, walking you to the bright side.
I never hugged your tears, never kissed your wounds and never healed your shattered soul.
Let’s pretend I’m not real
And this is all just a Dream
I was never your Angel
Perhaps a ghost I was
People often assume heartbreak is caused by someone they care deeply about. But the truth is, more often than not you break your own heart. By putting your faith in someone who on more than one occasion have proved to be unworthy, and yet you still choose to see the good in them. Because of this thing called “hope”, hope that someday they would live up to the person they have the potential to be. But they don’t, and it should’ve been obvious but you had one eye shut on all the warning signs of how they had no desire to change.
And that’s when your heart breaks. Not because of something hurtful they’ve said or done. But for all the time and feelings wasted on someone that didn’t even ask for you to believe in them in the first place.
There’s a saying about how everyone is capable of change if they really wanted to, at least if the right person came along. And one day, this person you’re thinking about will truly change and live up to their potential.
Just not for you.
And that’s the root to all your heartache.
It’s almost New Year, and it’s time to set your goals. I personally never wrote a resolution. For the most part, during 2016, the one thing I wanted to achieve is making a blog and keeping it alive. So in this post, I will be sharing with you some tips to set your goals for 2017
So those are tips for anyone who want to set a new goal to achieve this year. I wish for everyone a blessed new year. Just remember that if you messed up last year, you could make it up, every day, little by little.