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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, which are more than 2000 years old and yet are poor. On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, that 150 years ago were unimpressive, today are relatively rich, developed countries.

Catanduanes

The difference between poor & rich countries does not reside in their available natural resources.

Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture and cattle raising, but it is the second biggest world economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil only 4 months per year. Not enough, but they produce 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 with 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 countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.

What is the difference then?

The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by education & culture. On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich and developed countries, we find that the great majority conform to the following principles in their lives:
  1. Ethics, as a basic principle.
  2. Integrity.
  3. Responsibility.
  4. Respect for the laws and rules.
  5. Respect for the rights of other citizens.
  6. Work-loving.
  7. Strive for savings and investment.
  8. Will of super action.
  9. Punctuality.

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

If you do not forward this message nothing will happen to you. Your pet will not die, you will not be fired, you will not have bad luck for seven years and also you will not get sick.

If you love your country, let this message circulate for a large quantity of people could reflect about this and CHANGE, ACT!

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