Raam, I must say that the way you wrote this makes all the difference. Most people write angry posts and blame the “rich” for the world’s problems – I can hardly disagree more – but you write about how everyone can make a difference, and how we just need to know and be aware of what poverty exists. I have lived in Iran and Turkey as you know and I was lucky to have a very comfortable lifestyle in both (the politics and outside situation nothwithstanding) but I was able to see a lot of poverty. I am not of the mindset to help the beggars by giving them money but by giving them opportunities so they can help themselves. Enabling them to help themselves is my theory. I wonder if you agree. Anyway, your writing voice is a big asset so continue to use it well as you are here….