Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poverty: a view out of Ghana

In these financial crisis times, the rich are worrying about their savings, their loans, their 3 cars, their houses, their stocks falling...

...while a woman in Ghana wonders if she will have to give birth on a rough dirty hospital mattress if she cant get the money to buy the required bed sheets the hospital demands she brings on the day of her delivery.


Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

And, Yngvild, that is all there really is to say! The really poor see poverty as what it really is - dehumanising. Quite like living at an animal level. The really rich see poverty as their inability to live life at that highly extravagant and vulgar level where nothing makes reason. The difference in fact and in mindset is way too wide for poverty and conflict will ever end.

The Evangelist said...

Hey there!

This is so profound.


Thank you.


Yngvild said...

Nana Yaw, here is your response to your comment!: I really like your perspective, the rich and the poor's way of looking at it. Im gonna borrow it as my perspective if you dont mind. Unless you will charge me that is. :)