This is for all to reflect on and . . . ACT!
The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country.
This can be shown by countries like India and Egypt that are more than 2000 years old and are poor.
On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, that 150 years ago were inexpressive, even Singapore, today are developed countries and are rich.
The difference between poor and rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.
Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture and cattle raising, and prone so much to natural disasters. But it is a really big economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw materials from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.
Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate of the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil during 4 months per year. Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality. It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order and labour.
Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.
Race or skin colour are also not important: Africans labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.
What is the difference then? What is the difference then?
The difference is the attitude of the people in this environment, framed along the years by the education and the culture.
On analyzing the behaviour of the people in rich and developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives:
1. Ethics, as a basic principle.
3. Time consciousness.
5. Respect to the laws and rules.
6. Respect to the rights of other citizens.
7. Work loving.
8. Strive for saving and investment.
9. Will of super action.
In our poor country, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.
We are not poor because nature is cruel to us.
We are poor because we lack attitude.
We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of rich and developed societies.
Sent in by Samuel Adubi
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