Saturday, November 15, 2014

Basics of Life

Hunger is not just a noun, since when it strikes, a human can turn his actions into a rash verb by becoming aggressive to get just a crumb either by hook or crook.

Food is one of the necessities for a human to survive. Feeding a child is very essential since it is a crucial circle of life as he is growing and needs all the required nourishment to be able to stay focussed. A child can only concentrate when the stomach is not rumbling, and that in turn can help him learn and grow.  Education can help him attain a decent job, which in turn will help him to sleep on a filled stomach each night. When there is food in the body, normal growth is happening and everyone is minding their own business by going to work, and earning decent amount to be able to satiate hunger with food, when it strikes.

A Chain reaction, but so crucial for the development of each especially a child since he is at a stage of growth, and development in all forms.

The global report indicates that 1 in 4 children is malnourished. Thus, wrecking the chain reaction of staying hungry, and not being able to focus and grow. The result is a bleak future!

In Mumbai, India there are a group of tiffin carriers (dubbawaala's) who actually deliver lunch to office goers during daytime. They have been known to be efficient in their delivery that even Harvard School of Business has acknowledged their expertise and competence. Besides being adept to the latter, they also have a system of any left over food, they request their clientele to put a particular dot on their lunch box. That particular box gets emptied, and hungry children are fed in stead of the leftovers going down the gutters.

The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished.

The above is one such classic example, which I feel can be taken into consideration on a day to day basis. Each city, can recycle the left over food, and there should be centers in alternate neighborhood to drop off that food, so that it can be used to feed the hungry.

 Asia is the continent with the most hungry people - two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.

When hunger is satisfied, there is fulfillment, and that leads to contentment which in turn helps an individual to progress since desires tend to evolve. A man can only think beyond his basics once they are satisfied.

Let's unite on this front so that each human can get the basic commodities of life.

Mantra for today: Man has to get back to basics of life for humankind to thrive!


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