More Equal Distribution of Material Wealth is Needed Across the World

 

This is an amazing building in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. It is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Many hands have built it. Many lives enjoy it. Each room has its own swimming pool.

The business it supports has given employment to many people.

Then, I think of the homeless of the world…

I think of those without running water when I see many, many private swimming pools…and my heart weeps that we use our intelligence for luxury, while our brothers and sisters have no place to live, no food to eat, no water to drink…

Why can’t these same beautiful minds create a building  to shelter the homeless?

Why can’t these same beautiful minds create a way to bring water to every person in the world?

Where I was born has been a blessing to me. I have a home, food to eat and water to drink whenever I want it. I live in a condition that only exists for 75% of the world’s population. 25% may seem minute—but NOT when we are speaking about HUMAN BEINGS in need of water, food and shelter, not to mention health concerns.

SOME FACTS:

1. According to an article posted on http://www.slumdogs.org/homeless-facts/…”Housing is a basic human need, yet the statistics of United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 2005 notes that, an estimated 100 million people -one-quarter of the world’s population- live without shelter or in unhealthy and unacceptable conditions…

2. Over 100 million people around the world have no shelter whatsoever. The health consequences of this level of homelessness are profound. The Action Aid in 2003 had found out that there were 78 million homeless people in India alone. CRY(Child Relief and You) in 2006 estimated that there are 11 million homeless children live on the street. The statistics are grim. What is worse is that very little is known of what it means to be part of such horrific numbers.  (SOURCE: http://www.slumdogs.org/homeless-facts/)”

3. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, over 610,042 people experience homelessness on any given night in the US.

 

Other interesting sites with more information on the Homeless:

1. http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/the-state-of-homelessness-2014

2. http://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/about/

3.http://moveforhunger.org/hunger-and-homelessness/?

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I am not saying that beauty and beautiful buildings are not wonderful and good. I am just saying we each have so much to be grateful for and if each person did ONE act a day towards helping another human being, we would all be happier and it would be a more peaceful, just  world.

 

10 thoughts on “More Equal Distribution of Material Wealth is Needed Across the World

  1. Yoshiko says:

    Though one act each to help does help, the government also need to contribute. Isn’t it, Jane? What do you think?

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  2. Definitely, Yori! And I can see in the USA, our Republican Congress does NOT see it! We have failed our own people. We have people living in the sewers of Las Vegas and a tent city nineteen miles long! The leaders should pave the way…stop the War Machine and Build Bridges of Peace.

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  3. writersideup says:

    Johann, I think this way, too. It’s right up there with celebrities who fill their garages with cars ’cause they like to collect them. I’ll never understand how people can be so self-centered to such a degree. Yes, we all like nice things, etc., but there are extremes that, if I were to live that way, couldn’t sleep at night 😦 I love the creation aspect of all of it, but when put in perspective, it’s pretty frivolous. Such is the world we live in 😦

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  4. Yes, I hear you…I feel the same way when I hear of people owning not just two homes, but 8 or more! Crazy! Thanks for your visit and comment!

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    • Thank you for the reblog!
      I translated your above words! Profound!
      “Bring your hands to your loved ones – look at them and hold them hard These hands will follow, rent and lead. You will feel the heat from them and know a heartfelt joy. They will strike you and they will stay around you – they are not designed to hurt the wrath: for thou shalt not alone more walking. They will hug and cuddle and never blame They will shield you for what you did not even look. They should love and never despise – only help when you ask. These hands will work for you to get it good and they shall give – and you should thank for what you have received. They must be twisted together in love and be tender and good and a sign of fervor Hands holding is strong and young They must through much for your sake when days are heavy they shall stroking and squeezing and be good and pious They will shake your hair and thank when the day is over, these hands will follow you through life. They should stick to you and cherish cohabitation shall be with you when everyone else has gone They will never admit but stick and wipe tears when you shed. Hands should wear your ring rightly It will shine and for all tell I love you! – Can confess It is only one who has anything like this A day is hands become rough and gray Each furrow and wrinkle tells about life as behind you lay You may remember the day today – when a lifelong ties Got tied And from this day you went hand in hand. ”
      My WISH is for Others to read your words!

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