Thursday, December 13, 2007

To reflect and ... Act

The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country.
This can be shown by countries like India and Egypt, that are more than 2000 years old and are poor.
On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, that 150 years ago were inexpressive, today are developed countries and are rich.
The difference between poor and rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.
Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture and cattle raising, but it is the second world economy.
The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.
Another example is New Zealand which does not plant coco but has the best chocolate of the world.
In its little territory, they raise animals and plant the soil during four months per year.
Not enough, they produce the dairy products of the best quality.
It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order and labor, which made it the world's strong safe.
Executives from rich countries who communicate their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.
Race or skin color are also not important: Immigrants labeled lazy in their own countries of origin are the productive powers in rich European countries.
What is the different then? The different is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education and culture.
On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich and developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives:
1. Ethic, as a basic principle
2. Integrity
3. Responsibility
4. Respect to the laws and rules
5. Respect to the rights of other citizens
6. Work loving
7. Strive for saving and investment
8. Will of super action
9. Punctuality.

In poor countries, only minority follow these basic principles in their daily life. We are not poor because we lack of natural resources or because nature was cruel to us. We are poor because we lack of attitude. We lack the will to imply with and teach these functional principles of rich and developed societies.

If you love your country, let these words spread among your community and Change, Act!

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