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Wealth and Poverty in the World

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Wealth and Poverty in the World

In the world today there is a lot of poverty. There is a great divide

between the world’s rich and poor people. In the world today there

are also rich people but the number of poor peoples out number them.

There are many reasons as to why there is poverty in the world. Being

a poor person can mean that you do not have enough food to eat for

months, or even years and not just for a few hours or few days.

Poverty can also mean not having enough money to be able to pay for

lives necessities such as clothes, food, a place to live or even

medicine that you may need when you ill. However it can also mean

having just enough money to survive but not any extra money to do any

other things that you like.

There are many reasons for people being poor but often, particular

groups are poor as they are overlooked. Around the world, many people

such as old people, children, women and racial minorities have a very

small chance of having a say in any decisions that may affect them.

There are two different types of poverty in the world:

Absolute poverty:

This means that people don’t have the basic necessities to sustain

life. Five different things determine it:

1. A high level of malnutrition

2. A low level of education and literacy

3. A high level of illness and disease

4. A high rate of infant mortality

5. A low life expectancy

Relative poverty:

This means that people are poor compared to those living around them

in the same country.

HINDU TEACHING ON WEALTH & POVERTY

Hinduism has developed gradually over a period of about 1000 years, in

the area of no...

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...says

that the welfare state has only existed for 100 years but Jews have

had a welfare state for centuries. Also in the Shikshapatri written

by Lord Swaminarayan it says that everyone should give 10% of their

income or if they can't afford that 5% but everyone who earns money

should give to charity.

Also I think that there is nothing wrong with rich people in the world

because the people that are rich have become rich by working hard and

earning it, and therefore this should not be taken away from them.

This is one of the main reasons that I do not agree with quotation. I

mainly feel that there is nothing wrong with the rich in the world as

long as they help the poor. This point is also written in the

scriptures and holy books of many of the world’s religions, and that

is another reason that I feel this way.