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Poverty Speech

Poverty Speech

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Published by: Cold Heart on Oct 14, 2011
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Poverty is a two-edged sword Dreadfully cold, the last evening of the old year was drawing in.

A poor little girl, with bare head and feet, was still wandering about the streets. She daren’t go home for she hadn’t sold out the match, even not a single one. The freezing snow eternally fell down on her trembling body, so inhumanely. Finally, she couldn’t stand the sufferings any more. She died, of cold, of hunger and of poverty. What a misery. Such a sad experience doesn’t only exist in fictions. In many real- life cases, poverty, like a greedy boa, not only means the farewell to a warm cozy house or a full table of festive Christmas dinner but it also swallows any chance of happiness, of joy and of hope. So awful, isn’t it? However, if we think twice and look at poverty on its bright side, we can easily get another conclusion, namely---it’s a blessing in disguise. Firstly, poverty is the motivation that drives people all the way to success. Though we believe “Money isn’t everything.” we have to as well admit that we can’t live without money. “No money, no words” or” No money, no self-respect” is usually the case. We expect to own a better quality life. We hope to improve our children’s living environment. We also want to be capable of taking good care of our old parents. All those are our wishes and all are under the premise of our having enough money. So to get rid of poverty and earn adequate money has become many people’s aim and the stimulus to motivate them to struggle continuously until they succeed. Secondly, poverty is the touchstone of sincere friendship and true love. There is a saying” A friend in need is a friend indeed.” That really holds water. Many our so-called friends may flock in, surround us and even sweet their mouths to suck up to us when we are well-off. But as soon as we are down and out, they will also abandon, belittle us and even plunder our burning house ruthlessly. How horrible if we really make such kinds of friends....

Speech About Poverty
Today we are faced with a problem; it isn’t a new one, but an enduring one. According to the United Nations, poverty in our world is still a very real and distressing problem. Based on their annual report, over 40% of the poorest people in our world live with less than £1.03 a day. One may wonder who exactly these people are, and may think about all those poor people in Africa. You may take pity on them, but may be left puzzled on what exactly you can do to help. But what if poverty was a great deal closer to your home than thought possible? It is an alarming fact that over 40% of the British population is below poverty level. It is very shocking how our so-called modern society, there are hundreds of families living with less than £6,113.99 a year. People may think that the cause of poverty is laziness. This can be right but it is also wrong. The term poverty may have vastly differing meaning to people from different countries or backgrounds. However, when humans hear poverty, it will mean to them to have lack of enough income and resource to live adequately by community standards or in other words situation of being poor. This does not mean that lazy people are poor because they did not study well or work hard. Some people that are in poverty work hard and they are still poor because they have no fortune with them. Each individual in this world has different causes for being in poverty.

There are voices in the chorus of the world that are stilled or silent from lack of opportunity, lack of education, lack of fair treatment, lack of employment; who struggle to find food and clothing and shelter rather than raising their voices in joy and harmony. You can hear the emptiness if you listen; you can help lift those voices if you take the moment to move outside yourself to think of, and act on behalf of others.

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