Wednesday, July 4, 2012
One of my pet hates is for people who think that they are inherently deserving of the wealth they were born into. We’re raised to value our possessions as products of our hard work. I think it’s really easy to forget that they are almost equally a product of the advantage of starting life in a good country with adequate resources, or a good family which encourages and enables education. If even the most intelligent and hard working person amongst us was born into severe poverty, they would starve just as quickly. It is better to save somebody’s life than to have a new phone.

One of my pet hates is for people who think that they are inherently deserving of the wealth they were born into. We’re raised to value our possessions as products of our hard work. I think it’s really easy to forget that they are almost equally a product of the advantage of starting life in a good country with adequate resources, or a good family which encourages and enables education. If even the most intelligent and hard working person amongst us was born into severe poverty, they would starve just as quickly. It is better to save somebody’s life than to have a new phone.

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