Poverty & Negotiations

We all do it, we grumble when it's too cold, despite being able to warm up, we criticise food prices, but most of us never actually go hungry, we complain when we have to wait more than 10 minutes for a bus or train, but we do get there eventually. Most of us have somewhere to lay our heads at night and sleep comfortably in beds. Waking up to warming breakfasts and central heating is second nature, not even questioned.
I could go on, but my point is we should all stop and consider once in a while, realise how fortunate we are before critcising what we have been lucky enough to be gifted, accepting as the norm.

All across the world, including the UK, there are people who don't have anything close to what we have. To be without a job is indeed depressing and frustrating, imagine not having an education, a health service, a home, a decent feed on a daily basis, the facilities to wash and keep warm when it's cold, to cool down when its hitting 40 degrees of heat. To maintain decorum and have dignity for many of our fellow human beings can not even be considered, more basic needs require thought first.

Putting politics and religion to one side for a moment, let us use our common sense to reveal what is right or wrong and what is acceptable treatment.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "There's enough in this world for everybody's need, but not enough for everybody's greed"
We mustn't allow ourselves to be infected by corporate contamination and forget the less fortunate.

Poverty on the FT
Brixton lady
Poverty on the FT
Two boys rummaging
Auxerre poverty
The Grills
Hungry Kitten