For this article, I can see that attitude is really everything, for everything we do, the attitude we have towards life is everything from hardworking to laziness, as long as we can apply the correct attitude for the correct event, we will be able to have the solutions to all problem. For example, if we have a positive attitude for studying, and a lousy attitude for gaming, the results we will get in life is very different than if visely versa. By having a positive learning attitude towards things that aare important, we will be able to see more possibilities as we will be willing to work hard to explore new ideas and possibilities.
After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.
An excellent infographic that highlights the importance of education in the process of fighting poverty. Why is education (especially women) so pivotal for development? Should this change how we think about humanitarian aid?
I have always thought that education was important but I never realised that poverty could mean the difference between life and death. Without an educated mother, a child would have 50% less chance of surviving a terminal illness or medical condition.1/2 the chance to survive to age 5 and have a higher chance of getting AIDS as 3 times as many uneducated woman contract AIDS as compared to educated woman.Causing the children have a higher chance of contracting AIDS from thier mothers. Educated mothers would also make bigger and more useful contributions to the society and family as most woman spend about 90% of thier earnings on their families.
Wonder: Why does the government not step in to make sure that woman can get affordable/free education,
Why the government does not let more girls go to school although they make better contributions to the society.
Before reading this article, I already knew that many families in asia were very poor, but I was shocked to discover that about 0.8 billion people in asia were surviving on one dollar or less each day. They can work a whole day for less than a dollar while even the lowest paying job in sg pays $5 /h. I was also surprised to find that the poorer people living in India were still grouped by the caste system, this unfair system making many families remain poorer and poorer due to religious differences.The fact that nearly half of all the children in Asia are deprived from one of the four basic needs:water,food,shelter&health care shocked me, but while 600 million children under the age of 18 lacked access to one of these basic human needs,more than 350 million are deprived of two or more of these needs . What we view as everyday things, a home,healthcare,food and even water are scarce in other parts of Asia while we blatantly wasted food and water everyday. The fact that the children there are hardly educated makes the people unaware of the consequences of a large family, many families living in poverty are very big as they did not do family planning, resulting in them becoming poorer and poorer as they cannot support their families.As the population becomes bigger and bigger, the already scarce resources such as food, water and shelter become ever more scarce ,making the large but poor families unable to support themselves.In many countries in India,the government force is very weak because the country is just too big for the government to control leading to heavy corruption causing widespread poverty in the rural areas.
Wonder: Why is the government not doing anything to support the poor?
Why the government does not try to at least provide some primary education for the poor so that they would not bask in their ignorance their whole lives before continuing the endless cycle of poverty?
Why is the India government allowing the caste system to continue although they know that no religion is more important than the next, it is just what people choose to believe in?
From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
Annual food survey shows that households are ditching fresh, healthy foods and 'trading down' to counter rising prices
The UK's poorest households are being disproportionately hit by the impact of soaring food prices, according to new government figures that also show the consumption of every major nutrient has fallen in the last four years.
In order to cut costs since 2007, UK households have bought less bread, lamb, beef, fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes and alcoholic drinks – but more bacon.
The government's annual Family Food survey, which provides the most detailed annual snapshot of food and drink spending and consumption, found that weekly spending per person on all household food in 2011 was £27.99, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year. But because of price rises, that bought less food - 4.2% less in 2011 than in 2007.
After reading this article, I'm surprised to find out that fresh food prices are rising while processed foods are becoming cheaper and cheaper.If processed foods are made from fresh foods, should'nt processed food be more expensive than fresh foods? The government should encourage people to eat fresh and healthy foos and lower the prices of fresh food as if the people are healthy, the government would spend less money on healthcare for the people. Many people buy processed foods because they are convenient, now,much more people buy it because it is cheaper,resulting in higher rates of diet-related problems, I feel that the government should take some action before it is too late as the unaffordable food causes many problems for the poorer people.
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.
I knew beforehand that water is a very important resource but I did not know that some people in the world have to travel days just to get a few buckets of water, and even then, the water is unfit for consumption people get diarrhea. Many poor women in the world spend a huge part of thier time walking long distances just to get dirty water while they could spend their time doing more productive things, such as looking after her children or farming.The time saved by having close sources of clean water could make a life changing difference, remaining in the endless cycle of poverty, or breaking out of the cycle, as many women spent about 90% of their money supporting their family, it is important for woman to have resources that they need, so they can focus more time and attention on their families. By having clean water, many people who get sick drinking contaminated water will also be able to work more productively.
Wonder:Why can't the men work harder to support thier families/ fetch the water instead of being useless?
Can the government do more to help those without water?
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