Friday 28 May 2010

One of Many Reasons

According to the Millennium Project, a report commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General, a billion people live on less than a dollar a day*. According to the World Bank, over three billion people (in other words half the world) live on less than $2.50 a day.

*Taken as of the end of 2006

Though arguments can be made regarding cost of living, exchange rates, etc., poverty is poverty. Poor is poor. Below is a beautifully directed video by Sara McLachlan entitled "World on Fire." Though I can't single-handedly change the world, I can make an impact. Let this be one of the many reasons I'm joining the Peace Corps and let it be one of the many reasons we live our lives for others.

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