Three seconds and one goes January 24, 2008Posted by dorigo in internet, news.
The new report on the state of the world’s children by UNICEF is out, and the picture it paints is not pretty. Death of children by malnutrition and impossible hygienical conditions is decreasing – that’s the good news – and, for the first time since a monitoring action started, the number of children who die before reaching five years of age is below 10 million.
Despite the decreasing trend I do not feel like rejoicing, since the thought that a kid is dying every three seconds, and in most cases for futile reasons whose ultimate cause is the insane, unjust way wealth is distributed in our world, leaves me ashamed. We can only enjoy our richness by rejecting the nagging thought that what we own is the result of our selfishness. We live in denial.