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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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Inequality

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 28,171 mod
Is inequality an unavoidable fact of life? It’s easy to think that it is. The overall wealth of the richest 1,000 people in the UK has doubled in six years.

What do you think? Is this happening everywhere? (Is there anywhere where it isn't?)

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2016/jan/20/is-inequality-an-unavoidable-fact-of-life-video?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=The+Best+of+CiF+base&utm_term=152062&subid=11006640&CMP=ema_1364

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    Say no to racial discrimination!
    Equal treatment should be implemented!! :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    In this case we're looking at inequality in terms of wealth and not just due to race @kindgnice. I'm sure that there are some very wealthy people in the Philippines who own a disproportionate percentage of the country's wealth and resources.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    @mheredge wrote: »
    In this case we're looking at inequality in terms of wealth and not just due to race @kindgnice. I'm sure that there are some very wealthy people in the Philippines who own a disproportionate percentage of the country's wealth and resources.

    Agreed. And the bad reality is that, some of those wealthy people didn't bother themselves of helping less fortunate individuals.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,074 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Circulation of money is really important in the form of charity, donations, aids, etc. But, unfortunately it is a lust that certain people can't get rid of easily.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
  • shah51272shah51272 Posts: 276 ✭✭
    Getting more money is a never ending greed. Most of the people would never satisfy with their wealth. I believe this trait is mental disease and it needs to be addressed like other mental diseases.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    @shah51272 wrote: »
    Getting more money is a never ending greed. Most of the people would never satisfy with their wealth. I believe this trait is mental disease and it needs to be addressed like other mental diseases.

    As they say, money is the root of all evils.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    Like many places, in Romania and Moldova the people in the cities are relatively rich, but the majority of country people are very poor.

    Moldova has loadshedding like Nepal, with one or two days a week when there is no power.
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