To reflect andTo reflect and...... act. act.
The difference between theThe difference between the
poor and rich nations is notpoor and rich nations is not
the age of the Nation.the age of the Nation.
This can be demonstrated byThis can be demonstrated by
countries like India andcountries like India and
Egypt, which are more thanEgypt, which are more than
2000 years old and are still2000 years old and are still
poor countries.poor countries.
On the other hand,On the other hand,
Canada, Australia and NewCanada, Australia and New
Zealand, which 150 yearsZealand, which 150 years
back were insignificant,back were insignificant,
today are developed andtoday are developed and
rich countries.rich countries.
The difference between theThe difference between the
poor and rich nation does notpoor and rich nation does not
also depend on the availablealso depend on the available
natural resources.natural resources.
JapanJapan has limited territory, 80% has limited territory, 80%
mountainous, unsuitable formountainous, unsuitable for
agriculture or farming, but is theagriculture or farming, but is the
second in worlds economy. Thesecond in worlds economy. The
country is like an immense floatingcountry is like an immense floating
factory, importing raw material fromfactory, importing raw material from
the whole world and exportingthe whole world and exporting
manufactured products.manufactured products.
Second example isSecond example is SwitzerlandSwitzerland, it, it
does not grow cocoa but producesdoes not grow cocoa but produces
the best chocolates in the world. Inthe best chocolates in the world. In
her small territory she rears animalsher small territory she rears animals
and cultivates the land only for fourand cultivates the land only for four
month in a year, neverthelessmonth in a year, nevertheless
manufactures the best milk products.manufactures the best milk products.
A small country which is an image ofA small country which is an image of
security which has made it thesecurity which has made it the
strongest world bank.strongest world bank.
Executives from richExecutives from rich
countries who interact withcountries who interact with
their counterparts from poortheir counterparts from poor
countries show no significantcountries show no significant
intellectual differences.intellectual differences.
The racial or colour factorsThe racial or colour factors
also do not evincealso do not evince
importance: migrants heavyimportance: migrants heavy
in laziness in their country ofin laziness in their country of
origin are forcefullyorigin are forcefully
productive in rich Europeanproductive in rich European
What then is the difference?What then is the difference?
The difference is theThe difference is the
attitudeattitude of the people,of the people,
moulded for many years bymoulded for many years by
education and culture.education and culture.
When we analyse theWhen we analyse the
conduct of the people fromconduct of the people from
the rich and developedthe rich and developed
countries, it is observed thatcountries, it is observed that
a majority abide by thea majority abide by the
following principles of life:following principles of life:
1. Ethics, as basic principles.1. Ethics, as basic principles.
2. Integrity.2. Integrity.
3. Responsibility.3. Responsibility.
4. The respect for Laws and Regulations.4. The respect for Laws and Regulations.
5. The respect from majority of citizens by right.5. The respect from majority of citizens by right.
6. The love for work.6. The love for work.
7. The effort to save and invest.7. The effort to save and invest.
8. The will to be productive.8. The will to be productive.
9. Punctuality.9. Punctuality.
In the poor countries aIn the poor countries a
small minority follow thesesmall minority follow these
basic principles in their dailybasic principles in their daily
We are not poor becauseWe are not poor because
we lack natural resources orwe lack natural resources or
because nature was cruelbecause nature was cruel
towards us.towards us.
We are poor because we lackWe are poor because we lack
attitude. We lack the will toattitude. We lack the will to
follow and teach thesefollow and teach these
principles of working of richprinciples of working of rich
and developed societies.and developed societies.
WE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSEWE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSE
WE WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OVERWE WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OVER
EVRYTHING AND EVERYONE.EVRYTHING AND EVERYONE.
WE ARE IN THIS STATEWE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSEBECAUSE
WE SEE SOMETHING DONE WRONGWE SEE SOMETHING DONE WRONG
AND SAY - “LET IT BE”AND SAY - “LET IT BE”
WE SHOULD HAVE A SPIRITED MEMORYWE SHOULD HAVE A SPIRITED MEMORY
AND ATTITUDE…AND ATTITUDE…
ONLY THEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO CHANGEONLY THEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO CHANGE
OUR PRESENT STATE.OUR PRESENT STATE.
If you do not forward this e-mailIf you do not forward this e-mail
nothing is going to happen tonothing is going to happen to
you. Your prized animal is notyou. Your prized animal is not
going to die, you wont be sackedgoing to die, you wont be sacked
from your job, you wont befrom your job, you wont be
having bad luck for seven years,having bad luck for seven years,
nor are you going to get sick.nor are you going to get sick.
But, if you love yourBut, if you love your
Try and circulate thisTry and circulate this
message so that as manymessage so that as many
people can reflect on thispeople can reflect on this
and CHANGE.and CHANGE.