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ever was it so

"The opposite of poverty is justice" ~~Bryan Stevenson.  "Poverty is man-made and it can be undone by human action." ~~Nelson Mandela.

It’s not enough to deplore the culture of crime, violence and entitlement we have created. If we truly desire a better and more just society we need to be serious about addressing the root of the problem.

If we are dismayed by the increasing amount of anarchy and crime we need to look beyond these symptoms.  The real issue that needs to be tackled is poverty.

by doing brave acts

How do we go about ending hunger in our lifetime? What do we need to do to truly make a difference for those in our human family suffering in the shadow of starvation? How do we create the global movement necessary to change the world forever?

Each of those questions could be correctly answered in a variety of ways. There is no single right approach to tackling the obscenity of hunger. And as I have so often stated, everything we do on behalf of the poor and hungry makes a real difference.

Aristotle wrote that,

Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it: men come to be builders, for instance, by building. and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing just acts, we come to be just; by doing self-controlled acts we come to be self-controlled; and by doing brave acts, we become brave.

Ending hunger in our lifetime simply requires us to do that which we know is right in our hearts and minds and our deepest consciousness. We will end hunger in our lifetime by actually doing it.

Achieving a world without hunger is possible. Never doubt it. It simply requires us to learn how by actually doing it. It requires us to do brave acts in the name of justice. And in my opinion, there’s no better time to start than right now.