Monday, 9 May 2011

Thought for the week

"The wealth of the three richest people in the world exceeds the combined GDP of the 48 smallest countries." Guardian", 12 June 1999

This is slightly out of date, but I suspect the polarisation of wealth has increased since this time any way.

As I get more and more involved in charities and supporting my local community snippets like the one above, whilst I'm aware of these things, still always surprise me. It is becoming clearer to me that it is individuals who are increasingly capable of changing things for the better, not necessarily governments and companies, this scares me a little bit. However, I remain positive and hope that everyone realises (or starts to realise) that we should all take responsibility for the world around us in whatever way we can.

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