not just a dream

On the wall in the lobby of the World Bank headquarters are the words of OUR DREAM IS A WORLD FREE OF POVERTY.

If we act now with wisdom and foresight,
if we show courage,
if we think globally and
allocate our resources accordingly,
we can give our children a
more peaceful and equitable world.
One where suffering will be reduced.
Where children everywhere
will have a sense of hope.
This is not just a dream.
It is our responsibility.

A more peaceful and equitable world is possible.  A world where suffering is reduced and all children can be free from the pain of hunger is within our grasp.

Achieving such a world is a matter of choice. If we desire such a world we have to be willing to reach for it, work for it, advocate for it, fight for it.  We have to live for it.

I think such a world is worth whatever effort it takes to achieve it. Do you?