view of the world

hello all,

it is one thing to see pictures of very poor people in the third/developing world on the internet ..in magazines . on tv shows .

it is another when you live in an area of a capital city ..that if you where in a western city you would fear for your life .. but when you are walking by a wall with a plastic tarp set up and a small family ..or not so small .. is sleeping or living under it

when you talk to the people who work 12 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week in service jobs..but have some of the brightest smiles you see .

when these poor people .. who support families off what a Starbucks coffee costs in a mall close by . tend to be happy ..when it is real easy to find reasons to be miserable.

now you can wax on about exploiting the poor when you build factories or something that produces stuff the west want .

but they personally preferr exploitation than sleeping on the streets and in squatter camps ..

..

the interesting thing i find ..and if i travel the world more i bet i would here it more ..is how people are pointing to the corruption in government for making the problems worse .


view of the world

hello all,

it is one thing to see pictures of very poor people in the third/developing world on the internet ..in magazines . on tv shows .

it is another when you live in an area of a capital city ..that if you where in a western city you would fear for your life .. but when you are walking by a wall with a plastic tarp set up and a small family ..or not so small .. is sleeping or living under it

when you talk to the people who work 12 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week in service jobs..but have some of the brightest smiles you see .

when these poor people .. who support families off what a Starbucks coffee costs in a mall close by . tend to be happy ..when it is real easy to find reasons to be miserable.

now you can wax on about exploiting the poor when you build factories or something that produces stuff the west want .

but they personally preferr exploitation than sleeping on the streets and in squatter camps ..

..

the interesting thing i find ..and if i travel the world more i bet i would here it more ..is how people are pointing to the corruption in government for making the problems worse .