Do we need expensive clothes, houses, and cars?

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People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases, at least not as much as there is in first world countries. Poor countries and people tend to live happy without having lots of money.
Why is it so mandatory for us to have such a huge house to live in for our family, with tons of expensive name-brand products, name-brand clothes, expensive everything, etc..
Why are we such greedy **** heads who only care about money and ourselves?

What if all of us pitched in money we didn't need for poor countries in the world.
IT WOULD ALL BE FIXED. WE ARE JUST NOT DOING IT. WE NEVER WILL.

The world is messed up and I'm motivated and cannot wait till I succeed in internet marketing so I can invest my money towards special things rather than self-beneficial.
#cars #clothes #expensive #houses
  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases
    Not true at all. Have you ever visited "people throughout the world"? I can tell you that there is plenty of "stress, disorders, and diseases" in every country on the globe.


    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    Why is it so mandatory for us to have such a huge house to live in for our family, with tons of expensive name-brand products, name-brand clothes, expensive everything, etc..
    Kelvin, I didn't know it was mandatory for anyone to have such a lifestyle! Some people choose to live that way, but my observation of most people that I know is that they live a life commensurate with their ability to afford the lifestyle. The more they make, the more they can afford. But to say that everyone is materialistic, self-gratifying, and living a luxurious lifestyle is way off base, IMO.


    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    Why are we such greedy **** heads who only care about money and ourselves?
    It's all about the individual. To lump everyone together and say "we are all greedy and only care about money" is to ignore all the many, many people who care about others, give freely of the time and resources, and are willing to serve others in many, many ways. Making such a statement, IMO, is to turn a blind eye to all the good that is being done in the world - and there is plenty of it - if you care to look.


    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    What if all of us pitched in money we didn't need for poor countries in the world. IT WOULD ALL BE FIXED. WE ARE JUST NOT DOING IT. WE NEVER WILL.
    From my experience in life, throwing all the money in the world at long term problems in society never gets rid of the problem.

    I appreciate your sense that wealth distribution throughout the world provides advantages to certain people; however, I think you are very naive to believe that the rich throwing money to the poor is going to solve world poverty and all its related problems.

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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I agree with KelvinN that many people believe that material possessions equal happiness, and that's not the case. I also think that lots of people only live in big houses and drive super fancy cars to show off. The fact is that we do not need these things to be happy.

    All that's necessary to lead a happy life are to have your basic human needs met, and to have lots of love in your life.

    Personally, I could afford a big house if I wanted, but instead I own a modest condo in a nice neighborhood. That's good enough for me. Also, I own it outright so I don't have a mortgage to contend with. I could afford an expensive car, but I drive a 2008 Chevy Cobalt. Why? Because I like the car, it's good on gas, cheap to fix, and I don't owe anything on it.

    I have one credit card, for emergencies only. Everything else I buy I pay cash for. If I don't have the cash to buy something, then I guess I can't afford it. I will just save more cash until I can. I do probably put about $100 a month on my credit card and then pay it off every month. I've been doing that for the past 20 years and so if I wanted to use credit I could because I have a perfect credit rating. I'm not bragging, just stating a fact.

    I have chosen to live this way for several reasons. First and foremost, if something should ever happen to my IM business and I all of a sudden find myself without an income, I could get a job paying $9 an hour and make enough money to pay all of my bills and continue to enjoy life. I am never at risk of being homeless or having my vehicle repossessed, etc.

    Also, I like the fact that I can pretty much just do whatever I want. I spend lots of time volunteering at the local animal shelter (I am an animal lover and animal rights activist). I also volunteer helping the homeless and those with substance abuse problems. I love the fact that I can do what I want, when I want. If I want to drive up to the mountains right now and go camping and fishing, all I need to do is pack the car and go.

    I don't ever have to be a slave to a big corporation or be owned by bill collection agencies, etc. I feel that life is so short and so it should be enjoyed to the fullest.

    Now, all that being said, that is how I CHOOSE to live.

    Just because someone else wants a big house and a fancy car does not make that wrong at all. That's what is great about life. We can choose how we want to live it.

    The bottom line is that you have to live your life in such a way that it makes you happy. And if material things make you happy then I don't think there is anything wrong with that. However, I do believe that we have come to rely on material things a little too much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases
      That is so wrong there's no way to start to answer it. I doubt the OP lives in the US to begin with.

      cannot wait till I succeed in internet marketing so I can invest my money towards special things rather than self-beneficial.
      Since your signature claims you have found the way to make fast money and can teach it to others....don't know what you are waiting for.

      Why are we such greedy **** heads who only care about money and ourselves?
      Speak for yourself - you don't know how others here live or what causes they donate to or what their values are.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    lol. What a crock. You've got a "make money quick ... quit your day job" bs link in your signature, so go ahead and make money quick and give it to third world countries. The money this country contributes to third world countries is astronomical, and no, they don't look particularly happy and carefree to me living in tin huts and drinking contaminated water and having very little to eat.

    People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress,
    IT WOULD ALL BE FIXED. WE ARE JUST NOT DOING IT. WE NEVER WILL.
    What's there to fix? You just said they have a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress.

    There are many in the US that make average incomes and do not buy fancy cars, clothes, etc., but what people buy is really no one's business except theirs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      What's there to fix? You just said they have a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress.
      Touche, Suzanne!

      It's always a bit amusing to watch someone start a condescending rant, only to contradict themselves halfway through it...
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        we may not need those things - but some of us may want them and if that's the case, that should be our prerogative - who are we to judge?

        If more people minded their own business instead - half our problems would be solved.

        I say - live and let live - as long as what you do is not hurting someone else - enjoy life how you see fit
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        • Profile picture of the author seasoned
          Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

          we may not need those things - but some of us may want them and if that's the case, that should be our prerogative - who are we to judge?

          If more people minded their own business instead - half our problems would be solved.

          I say - live and let live - as long as what you do is not hurting someone else - enjoy life how you see fit
          Too many feel that the "haves" have what they have from those that DON'T have. If all provided value, all would get value. HECK, if you provide, and don't get, simply don't give. That is how ALL is supposed to work!

          1. If you give, and don't get, according to documented promise, it is FRAUD, and ILLEGAL!
          2. If you provide, and don't get, don't give. Go to ANY store, and you will see this in ACTION! That is all Amazon and Walmart do! They PROVIDE! If they get from you, they give to you. If you don't give, you don't get!
          3. If you give willingly, without getting, it is FINE!

          4. If you get, without being offered, it is called THEFT, and ILLEGAL!

          Yet SOMEHOW, some countries think it is ok for THEM to steal!

          But there is NOTHING here about privilege, and the like. For the most part, at least in the US and most other countries, that is a MYTH!

          BTW this concept is even in the bible! Heck, look at the parable of the talents.

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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    Why are we such greedy **** heads who only care about money and ourselves?
    Please speak for yourself and leave me out of it. I'm quite confident that I already do more for other people and animals than you ever will since I have already made my money and have given most of it away.

    I don't need a lecture from you!

    Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    I wear the least amount of clothes as I can get away with.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases, at least not as much as there is in first world countries. Poor countries and people tend to live happy without having lots of money.
    Why is it so mandatory for us to have such a huge house to live in for our family, with tons of expensive name-brand products, name-brand clothes, expensive everything, etc..
    Why are we such greedy **** heads who only care about money and ourselves?
    OK, ADMIT IT! You know NOTHING about what you are talking about. I WISH I were perfectly happy! I WISH I had no stress, depression, disorders, etc.... If the poor are so happy, GREAT! Let them live in piece WITHOUT our nasty help! My home is actually FAR more expensive than it should be, but that isn't MY fault! If there were no people like you, it would be CHEAPER. The products I have are pretty inexpensive. I have a desktop system that cost $250. I have a laptop that cost less than $500. My car was bought USED, and is 13 years old. I bought it 12 years ago. My clothes cost about as little as middle class clothes for business can cost. I once went into a lord and taylor shop, found a shirt I liked, and was APPALLED when I saw it cost over $150! For ONE SHIRT! I had an argument with the salesperson, and went to a discount shop. I bought a new "$100" shirt for about $20.

    There are a LOT of myths about America and Americans. You will find that almost all of the really fantastic ones are mostly FALSE! Ironically, there are stars that talk about lavish lifestyles and greed, and promote the idea that all should pay there fair share. They also say things like blacks are SOOOOOO bad off. Well let me tell you about ONE woman. I don't know if she has made the above claims, but she probably has.

    One woman, and I am NOT kidding, who is BLACK, played the part of a low class stupid whore on a sitcom in the US. I was actually SHOCKED when I saw her talked about on the rich and famous and where they showed a "room" in a hotel. It was actually like a FLOOR, complete with STAFF, that she often stayed at for $4000/day! And that was DECADES ago! Of course, some actors are DIRT POOR, but that just makes the filthy rich ones stand out all the more.

    And HEY, I am OK with a decent actor being rich. When they say that I am so rich and I should pay so much, and I have done SO much with nothing in return, while they so rarely do anything without return, I start to get real upset.
    Anyway, if you hear we make SO much, check out what we REALLY make, how much things cost, and how we must live.

    What if all of us pitched in money we didn't need for poor countries in the world.
    IT WOULD ALL BE FIXED. WE ARE JUST NOT DOING IT. WE NEVER WILL.
    We did it! IT DIDN'T WORK! The money was squandered and stolen, and the population simply increased.

    The world is messed up and I'm motivated and cannot wait till I succeed in internet marketing so I can invest my money towards special things rather than self-beneficial.
    GREAT! HAVE AT IT!

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases, at least not as much as there is in first world countries.
    For heaven's sake, man: think about what you're saying. You surely can't really be naive enough to imagine that's true?! If it were someone's first post here, I'd assume it was just "provocative trolling", but I have a nasty feeling that you may actually have intended it seriously?!

    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    Do we need expensive clothes, houses, and cars?
    No, of course not: we don't need them (according to the narrow kind of definition of "need" which you had in mind, and I'm not criticising that), but that hardly warrants your initial premise, which was just nonsense - and readily disprovable nonsense at that!

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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Having just visited Jamaica, where you get off the ship their is a beautiful gated area of gold, silver and jewelry shops and a Jimmy Buffet Margaretville restaurant.

      When you take the tour of Falmouth though, you go outside the gates and see the real life their. People living in tin huts and the guide pointing out the hospitals and places of interest. All of which looks pretty run down. Then you stop briefly at an idyllic little bit of beach and just stare out at the crystal clear waters, standing on white sand, feel the breeze and think, this is all I need.

      Do the locals appreciate where they are, the wonderful beaches and scenery and weather, does it make up for the luxuries that they don't have and are very unlikely to get based on where they are, the economy of the country etc, you tell me?

      So it's a mixed bag for me. On the ship I did not opt to pay for their sluggish internet or cellphone package and did not miss it at all. Having said that you have a cabin, balcony and all food provided.

      It shows you that you can quickly forget about the importance of some things you take for granted or crave for. Of course, I paid for that cruise but it still made me appreciate that you can do without a lot of peripheral things. You just forget about them.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickherc
    There is plenty of stress everywhere, even more than in Western civilization.
    Sure, some % of the population tend to spend money on expensive toys, but majority of people are just trying to make a decent living and live normal lives, that's all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Midnight Oil
    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases, at least not as much as there is in first world countries. Poor countries and people tend to live happy without having lots of money.
    Good God. These words. Start over again. Type differently.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Midnight Oil View Post

      Good God. These words. Start over again. Type differently.

      Something about that post, just made me laugh. Maybe it's how original it sounded. I just read the post using Christopher Walken's voice.
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I just read the post using Christopher Walken's voice.
        He does a very good impression of you, also, Claude.

        He must have been studying those videos ...

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      • Profile picture of the author Midnight Oil
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Something about that post, just made me laugh. Maybe it's how original it sounded.
        I doubt there's anything original in my noggin. I'm sure I've read it or heard it before.

        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I just read the post using Christopher Walken's voice.
        That does sound good!


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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    The OP is stargazing. Why do we keep seeing threads like this that demand people hand over all the fruits of their labor or they are bad people?

    I haven't donated to a human charity in 30 years other than during natural disasters. I donate every cent I can to animals, though. So am I evil for not having to live in my car to support others?

    I don't know why people care about sports cars and huge homes. If they've worked hard enough to afford them without taking money from someone else for them, I don't see that it's really much of my business to wonder why they wanted it. People who buy stuff are helping - it took jobs to make the stuff they buy. Jobs build self reliance. In the US - self reliance is integrity, it's noble effort, it's respectable.

    We've been giving to other countries to the tune of billions per year. Has it helped? LOL. Hell no. If some woman with 5 kids at her side that are starving to death and shes pregnant again and wants MY money that I work so hard for, I'll help get funding for her....to sterilize her and adopt her kids out to people that can feed the kids. How ya like that bit of charity? We've been giving billions a year already and the only thing we're seeing for it is just populations that are double to triple the density as when we started giving, and twice as many people starving.

    If someone else isn't giving enough for you, then you better get busy and make lots of cash that you can give away. You want money for a cause - do what the kids wearing the big kid panties do and GO MAKE IT yourself. Let's see how long you can watch it wasted and see nothing really change for those taking the handouts before you decide to treat yourself to a place to live that you really, really love.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      I think that what you are saying in a jumping over the cliff kind of way, is if we cut out the crap the world would be a better place!

      Not crap in the wealthy person with 20 cars, or the oil sheik that gets a solid silver Mercedes, because he can, but in suppression and distribution kind of way?

      Free energy has been used for a good 100 years, but does the mainstream hear about it, nope, eventhough as you have said in a round a bout way, it could deliver cheap drinking water to the poor, as well as deliver very cheap electricity as well.

      Or put third world countries on an equal footing with us, without pollution.

      But will it happen, nope! Investing tens of billions into fission projects that are decades away, and pushing dodgy wind and solar is all that we are doing.

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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        put third world countries on an equal footing with us, without pollution.
        This will sound arrogant, and heartless, but it is simple FACT!!!!!!!!

        On Star Trek, SO much is just fantasy and theory, but one policy them have ALL had since the beginning that is just COMMON SENSE and THE ONLY SMART THING is "THE PRIME DIRECTIVE". If you are going to help out a third world country, it HAS to be in baby steps, controlled, and watched. If we gave them everything, you could BET we could have a world wide disaster, and/or world wars. Look at the history of many of the places, and you would HAVE to agree! And that is with just a TINY bit of our technology, if any at all!

        HELL, Russia was careless with nuclear reactors, and JAPAN was ALSO! BOTH were MAJOR disasters! Did the US have problems? SURE! But they were not due to such INCREDIBLE incompetence, and were better handled. SPEAKING OF WHICH, I heard that Russia plans to no longer clean up and maintain Chernobyl! They NOT ONLY created a GIGANTIC problem, but now they want everyone ELSE to pay for it! Here is an earlier article about the issue:

        Ukraine, Russia Hostilities Endanger Chernobyl Cleanup | Fox Business

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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

          This will sound arrogant, and heartless, but it is simple FACT!!!!!!!!

          On Star Trek, SO much is just fantasy and theory, but one policy them have ALL had since the beginning that is just COMMON SENSE and THE ONLY SMART THING is "THE PRIME DIRECTIVE". If you are going to help out a third world country, it HAS to be in baby steps, controlled, and watched. If we gave them everything, you could BET we could have a world wide disaster, and/or world wars. Look at the history of many of the places, and you would HAVE to agree! And that is with just a TINY bit of our technology, if any at all!

          HELL, Russia was careless with nuclear reactors, and JAPAN was ALSO! BOTH were MAJOR disasters! Did the US have problems? SURE! But they were not due to such INCREDIBLE incompetence, and were better handled. SPEAKING OF WHICH, I heard that Russia plans to no longer clean up and maintain Chernobyl! They NOT ONLY created a GIGANTIC problem, but now they want everyone ELSE to pay for it! Here is an earlier article about the issue:

          Ukraine, Russia Hostilities Endanger Chernobyl Cleanup | Fox Business

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          So, l think that what you are saying is that tribally based economies, Irak being one, and Africia, is that if they got a free or dirt cheap electricity, and then went on go to war with the US, in the future, then it could get ugly.

          A bit like the US giving Irak a thousand nuclear weapons, and hoping they don't launch one by mistake, etc?

          Sounds like if free energy got a foothold and antigravity then, relatively backward economies, would quickly become first world powers.

          And new wars could startup?

          It sounds like when we reach that level, (even with all this suppression, l believe it is inevitably) then someone or something will need to step in for our own good!


          Maybe we will get lucky and a Vulcan ship will land?

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          • Profile picture of the author seasoned
            Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

            So, l think that what you are saying is that tribally based economies, Irak being one, and Africia, is that if they got a free or dirt cheap electricity, and then went on go to war with the US, in the future, then it could get ugly.

            A bit like the US giving Irak a thousand nuclear weapons, and hoping they don't launch one by mistake, etc?

            Sounds like if free energy got a foothold and antigravity then, relatively backward economies, would quickly become first world powers.

            And new wars could startup?

            It sounds like when we reach that level, (even with all this suppression, l believe it is inevitably) then someone or something will need to step in for our own good!


            Maybe we will get lucky and a Vulcan ship will land?

            THINK about it! We get UFOs, and people say it may be because of the atom bomb. In Star trek, the Vulcans ignore almost all planets, and certainly don't reveal themselves, until the culture gets warp drive capability. WHY? Logically, it is because we could THEN visit them and affect THEIR society! Effectively, our neighborhood has INCREASED, and the Vulcans knock on our door and say "HI NEIGHBOR! I see you developed warp drive, and that makes us new neighbors of yours! Let us welcome you to the neighborhood, and explain how you can keep it orderly, clean, and peaceful!".

            But YEAH, the most worthwhile cheap and relatively pollution free energy we can currently create almost anywhere is NUCLEAR! We do NOT want to give that to ANY 3rd world country. Even the OTHER countries are having problems. Germany, last I knew, was a world leader in it! After Japans failure, Germany decided to decommission ALL of their plants, and they apparently are currently doing so.
            In the US, things are curtailed.

            Even HYDROELECTRIC could be disastrous for them. If the government is horrible, and the people can't seem to live in peace, why facilitate even their EXISTENCE!?!?!? Let them battle it out, let the victors have a track record., and THEN maybe consider it.

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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      The OP is stargazing. Why do we keep seeing threads like this that demand people hand over all the fruits of their labor or they are bad people?

      I haven't donated to a human charity in 30 years other than during natural disasters. I donate every cent I can to animals, though. So am I evil for not having to live in my car to support others?
      HECK YEAH! I have developed a lot of requirements for charities I give money to. Why pay some flunky to simply get paid? I once went to a city hall meeting, about HELPING THE POOR! A woman got me involved with a special program to help the poor, I worked in that, and she invited me. It was a small group.

      One guy was there to do what I had ALREADY DONE!!!!!!!!!! OK, OK, there was ONE minor difference! I had the talent, resources, idea, and actually DID it! HE had NO TALENT, NO RESOURCES, and had the same CONCEPT I developed. HE wanted to get funding to collect donations to do what I had done.

      I gave him my card, told him all I had, and about how it was written to be scaleable and would work on an old operating system that companies were just starting to FINALLY adopt called UNIX. BTW for those that don't know, in such endeavors, UNIX/LINUX has over TWICE the market share of windows now!

      I NEVER heard back from him!

      I don't know why people care about sports cars and huge homes. If they've worked hard enough to afford them without taking money from someone else for them, I don't see that it's really much of my business to wonder why they wanted it. People who buy stuff are helping - it took jobs to make the stuff they buy. Jobs build self reliance. In the US - self reliance is integrity, it's noble effort, it's respectable.
      HECK YEAH! Americans used to take PRIDE in being independent!

      We've been giving to other countries to the tune of billions per year. Has it helped? LOL. Hell no. If some woman with 5 kids at her side that are starving to death and shes pregnant again and wants MY money that I work so hard for, I'll help get funding for her....to sterilize her and adopt her kids out to people that can feed the kids. How ya like that bit of charity? We've been giving billions a year already and the only thing we're seeing for it is just populations that are double to triple the density as when we started giving, and twice as many people starving.
      MORE people today are starving than existed when we first started giving the money and resources. THAT is how bad it is. I could state an illustration here, that proves my point so clearly, but I know how it would be twisted.

      I once delivered a kind of kit, that came complete with a FULL turkey, pumpkin pie, etc.... It was like we were bringing our mother the groceries from the store to cook for a family reunion. I noticed too many similarities about the families, and almost felt like they wanted me to cook the whole thing and serve it as well. I quickly lost interest in that entire charity!

      If someone else isn't giving enough for you, then you better get busy and make lots of cash that you can give away. You want money for a cause - do what the kids wearing the big kid panties do and GO MAKE IT yourself. Let's see how long you can watch it wasted and see nothing really change for those taking the handouts before you decide to treat yourself to a place to live that you really, really love.
      I wished him good luck, but most such people just want OTHERS to do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Money spent on those countries should be in the form of teachers to educate, to teach them to drill wells and filter water, to teach them to grow crops that will take to their indigenous climates, and how to sanitize. Teach them birth control so they won't be having babies while their other children are starving. Money is doing not one damned thing for them but keeping them on a welfare check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post


    What if all of us pitched in money we didn't need for poor countries in the world.
    IT WOULD ALL BE FIXED. WE ARE JUST NOT DOING IT. WE NEVER WILL.
    I believe the bolded bit above is called charity.

    How much aid, charity, concerts etc have taken place and gone to many parts of the world only to see their leaders drive around in fancy cars and suits and the people remain the same?

    Take Africa for example. Here is a list of charities that exist for Africa.

    Aid for Africa

    A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

    Action Africa

    Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa

    Africa Classroom Connection

    Africa Development Corps

    African Aid Organization

    African Childrens Haven

    African Rainforest Conservancy

    African Rural Development and Sustainability Organization

    African Services Committee

    African Solutions to African Problems

    African Studies Association

    Akilah Institute for Women

    The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

    Alliance for African Assistance

    American Leprosy Missions

    Arlington Academy of Hope

    Asante Africa Foundation

    Ashesi University Foundation

    BEADS for Education

    The BOMA Project

    Books For Africa

    Carolina for Kibera

    charity: water

    Children of Uganda

    ChildVoice International

    Development in Gardening

    Doctors on Call for Service Foundation

    The Earth Institute at Columbia University

    East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children

    EcoAgriculture Partners

    Family Care Foundation

    Family Care International

    Firelight Foundation

    Fistula Foundation

    Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

    The Fregenet Foundation

    Friends of Conservation – Friends of the Masai Mara

    Generation Rwanda

    Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope

    Green Belt Movement International

    Growth Through Learning

    H2O for Life

    Health Alliance International

    Helping Children Worldwide

    Hope Through Health

    Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania

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      The OP is stargazing.
      Or navel gazing. He started a thread to rant and promise what HE will do (later) that's more than anyone else does now....and then he went on his way while we sit sputtering.
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    Originally Posted by KelvinN View Post

    People throughout the world outside of the American culture live a perfectly happy lifestyle with no stress, depression, disorders, or diseases, at least not as much as there is in first world countries. Poor countries and people tend to live happy without having lots of money.
    How come all of these happy, upbeat people risk death every day to get into our countries then?

    Migrants storm UK-bound lorries at Calais - Telegraph

    And this is a daily occurrence that has been going on for years and years.

    Do you think they are coming to see how stressed, depressed and diseased we are?

    Dan
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