Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day - Today

Blog Action Day is an annual non-profit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

Global issues like poverty are extremely complex. There is no simple, clear answer. By asking thousands of different people to give their viewpoints and opinions, Blog Action Day creates an extraordinary lens through which to view these issues. Each blogger brings their own perspective and ideas. Each blogger posts relating to their own blog topic. And each blogger engages their audience differently.

So today, i will join millions of other bloggers and address poverty from my point of view. I see poverty as a state of mind, quite different from that of hunger. Don't get me wrong, poverty can also be your economic and financial situation but poverty of the mind is a much more serious situation.

You can always change your economic situation through hard work, perseverance and the right moves in life through education, luck and so on. However, when one's mind is in a state of poverty he is void of any brilliance, inspiration, action and goes through life just as a ritual of meaningless actions and activities. There is no purpose to his living and that is even more depressing and hurtful than being born in economic poverty.

So my encouragement to everyone is to find something positive to contribute their life too, fight for a positive cause. Today being Blog Action Day against poverty, then off course it would be good if persons devote today and future actions to assisting persons through the many forms of poverty that exist in the world in which we live in.

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