If you have a decent roof above you and can afford 3 meals a day, do not take it for granted. You are in fact richer than more than half of the world. World bank and many non profit organization have been trying various ways to eradicate this issue. Not to forget, many other unidentified individuals as well. Recently three engineers quit their lucrative jobs to clean their city in India. These are just a few good souls and organizations to highlight. There are many unknown saviors among us.
That made me ponder. I have lived a quarter century without much big hurdles in life. I am blessed with a loving family and a decent financial background. I did not go bed hungry. I had good education and excellent facilities back home, which even allows me to connect with you people. But what have I done to help the society? I have reaped the benefits of my ancestors and the good governance of Singapore. Yet there are billions without proper sanitation, water, electricity, education, home. In addition to millions trapped in a politically unrest or war torn countries. I know i can’t help everyone but I can do something. Something small that will bring a smile on another.
I live in Singapore, that doesn’t mean poverty is nonexistent here. So many old uncles and aunties pick on scrap to earn their rice bowl. Many resort to selling tissue papers. The higher the cost of living the more the poor suffers. Earlier this year I started teaching kids as a voluntary service. One of the best decisions of my life. There is still more to be done, but a small step forward is all that it takes. I hope more people will spread love and help one another. Almost most of the world issues can be tackled with just love.
- Eradicate poor manners (Treat everyone like how you would like to be treated)
- Be kind to everyone (Karma can be real bummer)
- Buy a meal for someone who can’t afford
- Do any voluntary service
- Instead of throwing a lavish birthday party, donate some of the money to an old folks home
- Sponsor a child – I would like to applaud my friend Raya for doing that through world vision 🙂
When your heart is small and that’s when you are really poor.