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Pollution, where will it all end..with me choking to death!

Published 06/12/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

My Dear Friends,

You know how we talk about gratitude and giving thanks for what we have because there are always people so much worse off than us? Well, let me share with you the following four picture.

Pictures 1 and 2 are of the same view, this is Pudong in Shanghai, China, the place where I live and work but picture 2 was taken today when the PM25 pollution index was well over 500, thats 450 points worse that the recommended level, a level of  1-50 is good, 51-100 moderate, 151-200 Unhealthy, 201-300 very unhealthy, 301-500 Hazardous with the note for today stating : Health alert, everyone may experience more serious health effects!

The other two pictures are taken from my balcony at home at around 8am this morning, then from an office building looking down at Shanghai at around 9am this morning.

Please take time out today to give thanks for what you have, remember, there is Always someone worse off than you.

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

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What Does Our Planet Need?

Published 22/09/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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• The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People
• The Things Successful People Do
• What Makes Successful People Succesful
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So now you have it, you’re successful, powerful and super rich…Now What?…Make More Money,…… Buy More Things, ……..Make More Money,……. Buy More Things?……..

Or
Do Some Good For This World?

Did You Know?…..

Wars and Armed Conflicts such as Drug War:

There are currently around 33 wars and serious conflicts being fought in 32 countries. Our innocent brothers and sisters are suffering and dying in these countries. Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, D.R. Congo, Israel, Palestine, India, Burma, Thailand, Columbia, Nigeria, Chad, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia.

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Hunger.

Hunger kills more people every year
Than Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined.

Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, here is a list of useful facts and figures on world hunger.

870 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has fallen by 130 million since 1990, but progress slowed after 2008.

The vast majority of hungry people (98 percent) live in developing countries, where almost 15% of the population is undernourished.

Asia and the Pacific have the largest share of the world’s hungry people (some 563 million) but the trend is downward.

If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.

Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.

One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.

One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.

80 percent of the world’s stunted children live in just 20 countries.

66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.

WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children.

Homeless.

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1
Homelessness- What it is?
Homelessness is the condition and social category of people who lack housing, because they cannot afford, or are otherwise unable to maintain, a regular, safe, and adequate shelter.
Who are Homeless?
A homeless person is defined into three categories.
In general it is said about an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is
1. A publicly supervised or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
2. An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
3. A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
Homelessness- The Fact
Housing is a basic human need, yet the statistics of United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 2005 notes that, an estimated 100 million people -one-quarter of the world’s population- live without shelter or in unhealthy and unacceptable conditions. Over 100 million people around the world have no shelter whatsoever. The health consequences of this level of homelessness are profound. The Action Aid in 2003 had found out that there were 78 million homeless people in India alone. CRY (Child Relief and You) in 2006 estimated that there are 11 million homeless children live on the street. The statistics are grim. What is worse is that very little is known of what it means to be part of such horrific numbers.
Impact of Homelessness on Children
According to a report published by the United Nations, there are 150 million children aged three to 18 years on our streets today—and their numbers are growing fast. 40% of the world’s street children are homeless, the other 60% work on the street to support their families. The UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO) and several NGO’s have got disputing figures in their account of street children. According to CRY(Child Relief and You) about 60 million Indian children under the age of 6 live below the poverty line. The problem has become particularly acute for homeless children, one-fifth of whom receive no education.
According to Indian Embassy figures, there are 314,700 children living on the streets of Bombay [Mumbai], Calcutta [Kolkata], Madras [Chennai], Kanpur, Bangalore and Hyderabad, and another 100,000 live in New Delhi; however, these numbers may not reflect the true picture, as accurate census information is difficult to collect. In truth, millions of India’s children are denied even the most basic rights of survival and protection. Children living on the streets are especially vulnerable to victimization, exploitation, and the abuse of their civil and economic rights.

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These statistics are just the tip of a very big iceberg, we as a civilization are allowing these conflicts and these atrocities to go on, year after year, whilst we carry on with our daily lives, wanting more, buying more, wasting more….’I need a bigger house’, ‘I need to buy more clothes’, ‘I want the supersized meal with extra fries’, ’I need the Latest iPhone.. Because I just do!…

We live in a throw away society and that my dear friends also includes people, they are out of sight from the majority of us so therefore out of mind, we don’t have to drive or walk past them every day, we don’t have to see their suffering, smell their living conditions or watch them eat whatever scraps they can find…We have just lost sight, lost our way and lost our compassion for our brothers and sisters.

I myself have been there, I have had the wealth, the fast cars, the huge house, the trinkets that money can buy, the expensive food on the table…wanting for nothing but at the same time fighting for more and more and more…..but then reality hits…..BANG….like a smack in the face, a loved one is ill, diagnosed with cancer and there is NOTHING you can do, all the money in the world CANNOT help, the cars, the house, the clothing, the food is all meaningless….then that love is taken away from you…..!

Money, CANNOT buy you Happiness but it can help us change the world, it could be used for good, it can help millions of people, it can stop wars, it can eradicate famine and it can provide shelter for our global brothers and sisters……

So my dear friends, is it not the right time to ‘Make Change’?

We can do so much together….

One Voice at a time.

We can make a difference.

Namaste
With Love
Mark

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