Presentation on theme: "To Reflect andTo Act. The difference between the poor and rich countries is not in the age of the country."— Presentation transcript:
To Reflect andTo Act. The difference between the poor and rich countries is not in the age of the country.
This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt, that are more than 2000 years old and are still poor.
On the other hand - Singapore, Canada, Australia & New Zealand – are all countries with less than 150 years of development. Today they are part of the First World, and its citizens are no longer poor.
The available natural resources of the country do not make it rich or poor.
Japan has a limited territory. Its lands are 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture & cattle raising, but has the 2 nd most powerful economy in the world. Japan is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.
Switzerland does not plant cocoa but makes the best chocolate in the world. The country is small, with only 11% arable land. And yet they can produce dairy products of the best quality. (Nestle is the world’s largest food company.) Switzerland also has an unequalled reputation for security, integrity, and order – and today it is the preferred bank of the world.
Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries will agree that there is no significant difference in intelligence.
R ace or skin color are also not important – immigrants who are called lazy in their countries of origin are a productive power in rich European countries.
What is the difference then?
The difference is in the attitude of the people, formed throughout the years by culture and education.
Upon analyzing the behavior of the people in developed countries, it is clear that the great majority follow the following basic principles in their daily lives:
1. Ethics, as a basic principle of daily living. 2. Honesty and Integrity. of daily living. 2. Honesty and Integrity. 3. Responsibility and Accountability. 4. Respect for the rules and laws of society. and laws of society. 5. Respect for the rights of 5. Respect for the rights of other citizens. other citizens. 6. Work loving. 7. Strive for saving & 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 the natural resources, or because nature was cruel to us.
We are poor because of our poor attitude. We lack the will to comply with and teach these fundamental principles of daily living that will enable our people to properly develop the society, the economy, and the country.
If you do not forward this message nothing will happen to you. Your pet will not die, you will not lose your job, you will not have seven years of bad luck, nor will you get sick. BUT nothing will happen to our country. It will continue to remain poor. And it will get poorer still.
If you love your country, pass this message on to your friends. Let them reflect about this. We need to start somewhere. We need to CHANGE and ACT! The change begins with YOU.