The fact is that there are not enough hours in the day for you to do everything that needs doing just for your day to go smoothly. No-one lives in isolation. We are all part of the societies we live within and the thing about living inside of a system is that each part of the system affects every other part of that system,
If we understand that poverty is part of our society and that our response to it defines and shapes what kinds of lives we will all live, how does it change our view of poverty? Society is as strong, healthy and as vibrant as it’s weakest members, it’s Zero, allow it to be. Improving the lives of the least fortunate is not altruism, it’s good for everyone – it’s self preservation. The sooner we realise this, the sooner we can work toward real change, not just in perception but in direction.