The world is a huge place, made up of billions of people that are of many different races. The majority of us proceed on with our daily lives without worrying about our basic necessities. It is not that much of a problem, and even less of a concern for us, but it is not the same for the people suffering from poverty. Imagine, dreading the awakening of every single day, having to worry about food and fear not able to survive to see the next day. That is the big difference between the two extremes of the rich and the poor. Will this inequality ever end? Would we really be able to resolve the problem of global poverty? These are the questions that I have pondered for a long time and after much debation, this would be the conclusion that I have come upon.
I believe that the future is pretty bleak. Firstly, humans are selfish and greedy creatures who care mostly only about their own survival. When we try to get involved with a problem that does not affect us in any way and even try to resolve it - we are just not sincere. Secondly, there is bound to be a difference economically. We are all competitive creatures, just like how the nature works - we fight and try to become the most superior amongst all the animals. Just like how there is a difference between the herbivores and the carnivores - the poor exists - because the rich does, as simple as that. Thirdly, who would be able to salvate a person who chose self destruction? If one were to allow people to exploit them, make use of them without any form of retaliation, he has no one to blame but himself. A person is only poor because he allows himself to become one and if he refuses to save himself from these conditions - no one else can.
Let me elaborate on my first point. Globally, the countries have held conferences and conferences - with much desire to resolve global poverty. However, just what are the success rates? Ever since I was young, my mother has discouraged me to stomach any food that was given to me - because the children in Africa are starving. I strive my best to do so. It serves as a promise from me - to them, showing how much I appreciate the food that they might not get to enjoy. Many years have gone by, but they are still suffering as of now. In fact, poverty is getting worse. Rich countries would take advantage of the poor anytime - to obtain the resources that they do not have.
Going on to the next point, just like how the lion serves as the ‘king’ of the forest, humans are currently standing at the top of the pyramid, with the advantageous ability to speak and to communicate with one another. Yet we are not satisfied, we compete within ourselves. In schools - we have the grading system. Sure, it serves as a great motivation for students to work harder - fighting to achieve a brighter future than someone else. This difference is always there. Many countries want to have a stronger military than the others, they want to become the richest, the most influential, basically - the best. While they are at the top, there has to be a foundation to support them. They might exchange roles - but the inequality will never disappear.
Finally, moving on to my last point, humans are hooked onto several destructive habits - such as gambling, smoking, drinking and the consumption of drugs. These habits might cause one to be poor - but they lack the self control to revert themselves back into their original state. There are plenty of help support groups to do so, but even so, it ends up like a virus without cure. The human mind is weak. The weaker countries dare not defy the stronger ones - fearful that they would be attacked. They are then made use of and ended up becoming poor. Just like how the citizens do not oppose the ruler - even when they are suffering in pain, from hunger.
Nevertheless, one day, the weak would become stronger than ever before and surpass its’ ruler when it has become so sick of the oppression. The roles may reverse - but the disparity between those two would remain and probably, impossible to get rid of.