Monday, January 10, 2011

I wrote this sometime last year...

All I really want?
Well, there is loads of things I want. But you have to know, that there a differences between wants and needs.
A starving kid in Africa needs food and water, a shelter. They want it also.
But us? We think we need wants, it's all materialistic. And we don't know the difference, there for we don't
realise how selfish we are actually being. We think we need technology, new clothes, the newest music. But we
don't. We just have the resources to provide us with these things. So, who are we to blame? I'm not saying it's
the right thing to label wants as needs. I think we should know the difference. But if we have the money, work
hard for it, and have it in our heads that there are people in much worse conditions, then sure, go ahead and
be materialistic, but you will feel that pang of guilt. Of heart ache. But only if you truly understand. I write
about this, as if I am enlightened about this topic to the extent, but i'm not. I am aware that people every
where are living in poverty. That they have it much worse off than I could imagine, and compared to them - I am
spoilt rotten! But I am still materialistic at times, I still do it all though I am aware. The problem is I
don't truly understand. I think, the only way to truly understand how bad it is, is to actually go through it
yourself, experience that poverty. Only then, will you understand. Only then that it will really put things into
But it's not like we are all going to go out there and throw ourselves out into the streets, right? There must
be some other way. A question that lays remaining. Though what an experiment it would be. Even just for one
month, go to Ethiopia or Ghana to live. Even for a week! Then you will see how bad they have it, how hard they
work. Will you even survive it, too?
Majority of us don't know anything about it. We pretend to, but we don't. It may seem like I am pretending to
know all about it, but I don't. I am just concerned about the issues that we need to arise more publicly. That
area is where I am informed.
The worst part is that even though I write about this like I am trying my best to make a difference, i'm not.
Not as hard as I could be trying. No where near. And there is so many people like this. Another problem.
Everybody talks about change, but nobody ever acts upon it.
When will we be for real?

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