Poverty Persists, There Is No True Freedom

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Nelson Mandela once said, “While poverty persists, there is no true freedom”. What if there are people out there still living in fear of tomorrow? What if I told you that there are still people out there being stripped off their freedom just because they are not financially supported? That is why I’m here today, to create awareness about the prejudice these people still face...

Society these days twists people’s perspective on their human values. We seem to be governed by money, which ultimately is a meaningless piece of paper.

Article 25 of the Declaration of Human Rights states that we all have the right to be able to afford the basic needs in life. Does this seem to be achieved when 14.8% of all Americans are still not able to have the basic needs in life?

Some of us have barricaded ourselves from helping the poor - imagine this as your miniature North-South divide. We just need to allow ourselves to use our freedom as charity, give it a bit of love, compassion and devotion, and you will see that helping people becomes as addicting as using your phone.

The United States is known for having the highest-ranked economy, with a GDP of 18 million US dollars.Our country may be financially rich, but unfortunately, what we don’t see is that we are morally and ethically poor. Did you know the United States is ranked 13th in the list of the world’s happiest countries? Countries like Denmark and Sweden are ranked higher, with Denmark being the happiest country in the
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