Sunday, October 29, 2006
IT folks are richer than you think...
Many folks within IT and society at large don't save money and choose to piss away their earnings on bullshit. These same folks constantly rant that they don't make enough money and are chasing something that is not sustainable. Of course they could go to a financial planner and learn a lot about money management but the problem is more sinister. I have concluded that instead of talking like folks on Wall Street and talking about stock market indexes, American IT workers need to start indexing themselves to the incomes of folks in other countries.
Maybe the best thing one can do for themselves when it debt is to start becoming more charitable. What would happen if you reached into your pocket right now and decided to give monies to folks in poor countries. Would it make you feel uncommonly good. You could improve the lifes of many instead of simply being caught up in the mix of attempting to only make yourself happy.
What would happen if every blogger decided to donate just one hour's salary? The following things are potential outcomes:
- $8 could buy you 15 organic apples at Whole Foods or 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market.
- $30 could buy you an ER DVD Boxset or a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti
- $73 could buy you a new mobile phone or a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda
- $2,400 could buy you a second generation High Definition TV from Best Buy or schooling for an entire generation of school children in an Angolan village.
Did you know that Three billion people live on less than $2 per day while 1.3 billion get by on less than $1 per day. Seventy percent of those living on less than $1 per day are women. Of course bloggers in the blogosphere can excercise their right to remain silent or they can choose to trackback and make a difference by helping spread the word...
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