” I have been having this thought since early morning today… when our focus is in eliminating poverty in this country, we focus on poverty… this means we study the people, cultures, etc and find a reason as to why they are poor… our solutions are limited to that information we gather and so we only give them opportunity equal to what we think they can handle.. we later get frustrated and blame government, culture, people e.t.c when they cant seem to “lift themselves” yet we think we are helping them.
For the last 3 years, I have watched this social entrepreneurs who’s approach was “opportunity” not poverty eradication (from my view) not hand outs, they created “opportunity” and some blew it some made it work.. their slogan is “I make it work” … which brings me to my point.
Lets focus on creating opportunity, … I almost feel this is different from focusing on poverty.. of-course we can say they both aim at the same thing.. but work with me here.. shows like the Amazing race, Survivor don’t focus on your ability (current situation) but give you an opportunity to prove your ability… America and Australia founding fathers focused on opportunity, discovering or being shipped to far of lands as rejects of society.. they dint focus on where they come from but where they wanted to be…
If am not blubbering my question then is.. how do we create a “land of opportunity” ? “m