World Bank officials warn the protests may reach the Philippines where this situation is more glaring than ever, with about 10 percent of the population controlling about 90 percent of the country’s wealth.
Although I support these protests, I admit the system of world economies may take centuries to change and equalize as corporations are really established to be greedy and grow in the atmosphere of greed. Wars and revolutions have been fought over it yet the world has remained greedy.
What is easier to change and something all of us can start doing is to throw away “individual greed.” These protests are happening because those who “have” or not giving to those who “have not.” In fact this is the reason we have put up our Kris Peace Library advocacy for us to remind those who have about their obligation to give those who have not. Kris is conduit or link between the haves and have-nots.
Actually, we don’t have to have much to give; we just have to give what we no longer need. That is the art of sharing. Keeping what we no longer need is greed. It may be books, computers, toys or extra cash.
And this is just for starters, the mind even boggles at the hundreds of millions and billions they spend on houses, cars, foreign trips, lavish parties etc. Being born in a remote, poor barangay where people consider a can of sardines to be a luxury, I can only imagine how a sharing world can make this country a better place to live in.
Thus the reason for Kris Library – to make sure that the “trash” people throw away here reach the poor in Mindanao who see those thrown away item as “gold.”
The end to the greed in the world – corporate or personal – starts with us. We at Kris are here to help link up the givers and the receivers. If you cannot give in kind, give us your time or help us reach out to friends who can give.
Thanks and a good day to you all.