The difference between the poor and rich nations is not the age of the nation. This can be demonstrated by countries like India and Egypt, which are more than 2000 years old and are still poor countries.
On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which 150 years back were insignificant, are developed and rich countries today.
The difference between a poor and rich nation does not also depend on the available natural resources.
Japan has limited territory, is 80% mountainous and unsuitable for agriculture or farming, but comes second in the world’s economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.
The second example is Switzerland; it does not grow cocoa but produces the best chocolates in the world. In her small territory, she rears animals and cultivates the land for only four months in a year and nevertheless manufactures the best milk products. It is a small country with an image of security, renowned for the world’s most secure bank.
Executives from rich countries who interact with their counterparts from poor countries show no significant intellectual differences.
The racial or colour factors also do not evince importance: migrants heavy in laziness in their country of origin are forcefully productive in rich European countries.
What then is the difference?
The difference is the attitude of the people, moulded for many years by education and culture.
When we analyse the conduct of the people from rich and developed countries, it is observed that a majority abide by the following principles of life:
1. Ethics, as basic principles.
4. The respect for Laws and Regulations.
5. The respect from a majority of citizens by right.
6. The love for work.
7. The effort to save and invest.
8. The will to be productive.
In the poor countries, a small minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.
We are not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel towards us.
We are poor because we lack attitude. We lack the will to follow and teach these principles of working practiced by rich and developed societies.
WE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSE WE WANT TO HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OVER EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
WE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSE WE SEE SOMETHING DONE WRONG AND SAY – “LET IT BE”. WE SHOULD HAVE A SPIRITED MEMORY AND ATTITUDE.
ONLY THEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO CHANGE OUR PRESENT STATE.
If you do not pay attention to this message, nothing is going to happen to you. Your prized animal is not going to die, you won’t be sacked from your job, you won’t be have luck for seven years, nor are you going to get sick.
But, if you love your COUNTRY, try and disseminate this message so that many people can reflect on this.