POVERTY is in the MIND
Who is Poor? Generally people tend to think that people living in sub saharan Africa are poor as also people living in bangladesh etc.For me they may be living in poor living conditions but they ARE NOT POOR.
For example the maximum suicide is happenning in the richest country in the world which is Japan.
In India maximum suicide is happenning in state of KERALA which has the heighest literacy rate in India with Female literacy at nearly 95% compared to rest of India which may be nearly 35% only.The Keralites are the richest in India with gulf earnings and also due to their education but they are not HAPPY and POOR IN MIND that they commit suicides.
Even in Farm suicides in India with nearly 5 lakh suicides in India, it is normally committed in rich cotton belt farming community in Maharashtra and also in Karanataka which has much better water availability for farming than say Tamilnadu farming community or Rajasthan desert farmers.
Today when i see the US wall street meltdown and the panic amongst the RICH bankers and compare it to the ordinary Americans who are the ones who should be worrying about healthcare,education,housing etc i feel who are poor realy is in the MIND.It is the super rich CEOs who are asking for bailout and are getting it in the form of $ 700 billion!!!!
The new american president after Nov 2008 election will NOT ask the socalled RICH CEOs to SACRIFICE AND SAVE BUT HE WILL BE ASKING THE SOCALLED POOR AMERICANS TO SAVE FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN NAME OF PATRIOTISM.!!!!!