Poverty- Living on less than $2 a day.
Extreme Poverty- Living on less than $1 a day.
According to World Bank,
"Among the excluded, a distinction is made between income-poor and "human-poor" — recognition that lack of earnings is not the only handicap to be overcome if people are to be able to lead even a minimally decent life. Such things as clean water, sanitation, health services and education are important measures of the level of living conditions and make a big difference in people's ability to advance.
So there has been improvement. But excruciating misery is still with us, even as part of the world flushes with prosperity never known before."
I agree with this statement. Although, it is slightly contradicting, and money plays an important but fleeting role in today's society, if one were to attempt to live on one's own, these are a few required advancements.
Today, it is nearly impossible to live without society, and that scares me. For example, I just attended classes that I will be paying for, for an extended amount of time, just to better myself to apply for a job that is not promised, to provide for a family I am yet to have, to later pass my debts to said family, and the cycle will continue on. Without said society to provide such classes, I would be reduced to a harder job for less pay, because you can't live without a college education these days.
So for the next eight years, I am reduced to living on less than a dollar a day, and then two dollars a day as I search for said unpromised job. Not only is said job not promised, but nor is the future. For all we know, we might actually use our B.O.B tomorrow.
Thanks for reading my rant of tonight. To read the entire article here is the link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/07/news/07iht-outlook5.2.t.html?scp=2&sq=Poverty means living on less than $2 a day&st=cse&pagewanted=1
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