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MorningAngel
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Posted on Wed, Jun 06, 2007 20:36

Flicking through the MSN/CTV videos online tonight I came across one that actually caught my interest, Bono (and his famous friends) takes over the cover of Vanity Fair. His message, "Africa is a land of Opportunities and not a burden." Vanity Fair is doing series. 20 Covers of various celebreties have been presented in such a manner that it appears as a visual chain letter. The message they want to get across is simply this, Africa is a land of Opportunity and Adventure and Not a Burden. This brought to mind that not too long ago, historically speaking, North America was considered and perhaps still is considered to be the "Land of Opportunities" to many people around the world. Now those countries that have viewed our Countries as being the new begining are starting to see a turn around. I think sometimes we get so caught up in our own egos as a society that we overlook the opportunities that are merely waiting to be swept up and taken advantage of. I don't mean "taken advantage of" in the sense that we use and misuse these people and the resourses to better ourselves, I mean that we fail to see where we could be helping another to accomplish what we have worked hard at for hundreds of years and appearingly have Mastered. North America is a huge success. Of course there is always room for improvement and we aren't at all a perfect society, far from it. But we have excelled in areas and have so much to share and give to other countries. We have so much to teach and to encourage other countries in. With the world growing smaller every day and our ability to connect with peoples all over the world it simply makes more sense to try to work together rather then to belittle and browbeat other countries. We tend to be leaders in all aspects and areas of life, Business, Medicine, Finance, Law and so on. I personally don't believe that things should simply be handed out in charity. While Charity works it doesn't solve the root problems. But if each of us in some way worked together to help and to teach others how to establish and build up their close society and to make it self sufficient, wouldn't that be doing a service to those who need it most and in turn to ourselves? Wouldn't that be turning a Land into an Opportunity rather then seeing it as a burden? It's all in Attitude and Perspective. How we view a country and it's people is definately about our perspective and our attitude. I definately don't see Burden and I can definately see Opportunities. And in all honesty that excites me. I absolutely agree with and stand with Bono and Vanity Fair on this one.. Africa is a land of Opportunity.


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angelface10
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Posted on Wed, Jun 06, 2007 20:54

Angel... Good point... Hand outs are rarely, really appreciated... Better to send instructors, than policeman...


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