History always repeats itself, but nobody cares until it’s too late. It’s truely a sad fate people set up for themselves. Heighten your awareness and think for yourselves. Don’t just find the truth; LIVE IT!
“There’s a mosquito net maker in Africa. He manufactures around 500 nets a week. He employs ten people, who (as with many African countries) each have to support upwards of fifteen relatives. However hard they work, they can’t make enough nets to combat malaria-carrying mosquito.
Enter vociferous Hollywood movie star who rallies the masses, and goads Western governments to collect and send 100,000 mosquito nets to the afflicted region, at a cost of a million dollars. The nets arrive, the nets are distributed, and the ‘good deed’ is done.
With the market flooded with foreign nets, however, our mosquito net maker is promptly put out of business. His ten workers can no longer support their 150 dependents (who are now forced to depend on handouts), and one mustn’t forget that in a maximum of five years the majority of the imported nets will be torn, damaged and of no further use.”—
Dambisa Moyo, an excerpt from Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa (2009) via seetheworldanew (via pritheworld)
A reminder to take a long term view to problems. And always one that promotes development, not dependency.
i’m not even religious but this reminds me of that teach a man to fish thing and like how people know how to sustain themselves but we aren’t allowing them too or taking away that ability often while preaching “christian values”
if you don’t learn from your past and you keep trying to do it over the same way, you’ll be stuck in the same cycle, if you learn from your past and understand what it taught you, you’ll spiral out, and learn more than you ever imagined.
Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP. TUMBLR IS BLUE.