Ignorance Is, Well…Ignorant, Sometimes

What to write? Okay, check my email while I think. Then, my inspiration!

On the sidebar of my email was a place to donate to Feed the Children.

I haven’t donated to Feed the Children, but I do sponsor a child through World Vision, a probably 12-year-old boy named Freedom in Zambia. I forget how much the sponsorship is, probably $40 a month.

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Imagine living in utter poverty. My sister taught in Zambia as part of her master’s program. She said when people talk about poverty here, they have no idea what true poverty is. Even a family friend who is also a retired priest says that if you were born here, you have already won the lottery.

I guess I live in blissful ignorance. That is, until Christmas. Then the World Vision gift catalog comes. There goes my denial! In it are gifts for clean water, food, and education.

Here, we obviously have absolutely everything in that catalog. I love America, but it seems like for us, it’s never enough. I think we should take a deep breath and count our blessings.

4 thoughts on “Ignorance Is, Well…Ignorant, Sometimes

  1. Yes! We are so privileged here in the USA that we forget that others have nothing. My kids and I have this argument oftentimes over dinner as they yet again complain about how awful there dinner was. It is hard for them to accept that their are people in this world that do not have food.

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  2. It’s sad to see how divided the world’s economic and social conditions can be. Humans are said to be created equally, but obviously some have more benefits and can afford to splurge on trinkets whereas some aren’t even able to afford the necessary elements needed for survival such as food and water. Not only should we count our blessings, but we should also lend a helping hand when needed. ❤

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    1. Thanks for the comment. You are so right! As I’ve gotten older I’ve thought the same thing. We have multibillioners and then people on the other side of the world without food and water.

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