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Blog Action Day 2008 ~ Poverty

Posted by KAT Wednesday, October 15, 2008

All over the world today people are getting together on their blogs and participating in a great project known as : Blog Action Day.

Today, October 15th, bloggers from everywhere will be writing about one topic: Poverty.

We will write as one voice about the same subject and how it affects us. Everyone of us, is coming together to hopefully put an end to this terrible issue.

Most of us have all been affected by poverty at some point in our lives, in one way or another. Now, I can't speak for everyone, but I'm sure that it has touched just about everyone. Perhaps you have experienced it first hand, or maybe someone you know couldn't feed their children? Have you ever seen a homeless person on a city street? Or maybe you are one of the lucky few, who only read about poverty or heard about it on the news? Either way, we all know it exists, and yet it still exists. WHY?

I simply do not understand why there is poverty at all, when we have so much money here in this country that is being wasted and used improperly! Millionaires buy yachts and jets and throw money around like it is going out of style. Rock stars have millions of dollars and waste it on a daily basis. Movie stars get paid millions of dollars to make a movie! That is absurd to me! How can you spend that much money and know that there are starving babies out there?

I am always stunned at the amount of wastage that we have in this country, and yet we have starving people, including children and babies. There are so many people facing poverty around the next corner.......Always wondering how to stretch a dollar here or there, "what can I make for dinner that doesn't cost more than $5.00 because that's all I have", or "what bill can I pay this month, because I certainly can't afford all of them!" or even to face losing thier homes! The average person faces this every single day! I know, because I am there. I have stuggled just like many, but I have never been homeless, and I have never thought that I wouldn't help someone who needed it, if I could.

How can the vast majority of Americans that are wealthy, sleep at night? How can they continue in their lavish lifestyle knowing that there is so much poverty? How can they seem to throw their money away on seemingly useless things and not help starving people? There is so much injustice here, that it isn't even funny!
There are many TV shows on today showcasing the extravigant lifestyles of the rich and famous....and then there are the shows where a bratty 16 year old gets a really expensive car like a Lexus, but bitches and moans about it because she wanted a beamer!! And she complains because her party didn't have elephants, or the right "theme" or whatever! I can't even watch these shows, because they make me sick with the way money is just thrown around. Do these whiny teenagers even know about poverty? Do they even care?

Now, I wasn't brought up in a family that had alot of money, but I was taught values, and to care for other human beings, and to help people whenever you can. I try my best every single day to live up to that. I don't have a lot of money, but what I do have is a voice...........
And I can be heard here on my blog, on Blog Action Day!
Let's wipe out poverty!


  1. Hi Kat,
    I am sorry I missed this post, do you think it is too late for me to post about it, or does the blogging for poverty continue on?
    I really liked your post about poverty, yes I think we have all been there.
    Janet :)

  2. KAT Says:
  3. @dolly's diary
    I do believe it is too late to post for this particular thing, because it was for one day, Oct 15th, but if you follow the link, there would be more info there. On my other site http://candlesandcrafts.blogspot.com I have a link to "free rice" it is an organization that gives free rice throught the United nations for every correct answer you have in quiz...and that is ongoing. I go every day to donate rice by taking a quiz. There are lots of ways you can help, this one doesn't cost anything but some time. :) I hope this helps!

  4. Hi Kat,
    Yes this helps, thanks so much for taking the time to answer. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am glad to hear you feel the same about being a grandma! I am sure it is just a natural thing for all of us grandma's. Talk to you soon,
    Take Care,
    Janet :)

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?


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