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Thoughts of Sendai.........11th March 2011.

~March 2011~
The recent earthquake in Tokyo and tsunami in Sendai has shocked many including myself to a state of silence. Yes, we are technologically advanced and many more illnesses can be cured in this day and age....but the issues of natural disasters, poverty, hunger, freedom, pollution and climate change remain unsolved.

Shock will be followed by shock and all we seem to be doing is covering immediate holes rather than repairing the whole problem and preventing future damage. We have so much more today, yet resources and help is still limited. I was watching a Red Nose Day programme aimed at raising awareness about the poverty in Africa by sending celebrities to live poverty stricken lives. Every year my family and I try to help Comic Relief and it seems more money is raised every year by the whole nation, but yet poverty remains. This led me to ask the question, "Did they use the money in the right way? Are they just filling in gaps or working on building solutions and prevention for the future? Why is poverty still as bad with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer?"

It offers hope and some consolation to know that such non-profit organisations exist and are trying to solve the problems or offer immediate assistance in the event of a disaster. Truth is I was quite touched that not only humans around the world, but dogs have been working hard to try to save as many lives as possible after the earthquake in Tokyo. But we humans are forgetful creatures who will forget the ugliness of illness, natural disasters, social and economical problems if we do not see it everyday. So perhaps the solution is not only to educate those who are already troubled and have a grim future, but to educate those who are lucky, those who are wealthy, those who are working, those who are ill, those who are hungry and those who can think for themselves.......which means everyone, the importance of social responsibility that every single human being owns.

To instill in every human being the integrity of being a good human. Perhaps?


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