This week’s launch and query posters are revealing their discontentment with inequality, poverty and shame. It is a shared understanding that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to benefit and that the poor are typically marginalized from society and have little representation or voice. This in turn caused a trend where the writers began demanding or creating solutions for this interconnected issue.
Fornarnia writes: “Everyone in this world has the will inside him or her to make the change we want to see in the world. It does not require money; it does not require power. All it takes is the strength to see the injustices and act on them.”
Focushoneynut states: “Society has to encourage poor people to raise their voice and speak for themselves, and society must simply listen, react, and above all, love.”
In response to joycemichelle’s question, “What do you think is there a way to eradicate shame?” Daretobepresent agrees with joycemichelle in saying, “That in order to get rid of shame there must be education of the injustices of the world because through wisdom comes understanding and the drive to make change for what is just.”
I could go on with examples like these but I believe toastedravioli provides the general summary ,“As people who live lives of luxury compared to some of the hardships faced in our country, we can use our position and status to be a listening ear to those in need, and in turn stand up for them.”
It is a well-known fact that poverty is the condition for the majority of the world’s people. Whether you live in the wealthiest nations in the world or the poorest, you will see high levels of inequality, poverty and shame. But the most important thing to realize is that a very small gesture can have huge rewards. It does not always take a lot of time to help and certainly you do not have to be rich with money to aid those less fortunate.