The difference between poor and rich countries is not the age of the country.
This can be verified across countries like India and Egypt that are over 2000 years old and are poor.On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which 150 years ago were inexpressive , are today developed and rich countries.
The difference between poor and rich countries does not lie in the natural resources available. Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, unsatisfactory for agriculture and livestock steadily increasing, but it is the second largest economy in the world. The country is like a huge floating factory, importing raw material from all over the world and exporting manufactured goods.
Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its small territory they raise animals and plant the soil for 4 months a year. Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality. It is a small country that conveys an image of safety, order and work, which has made it the safe of the world.
Rich country executives who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries demonstrate that there is no significant intellectual difference.
Race and skin color are also not important: immigrants considered lazy in their home countries are the productive power in rich European countries.
What is the difference then ?!
The difference is the attitude of the people, acquired along the years by education and culture.
In analyzing the behavior of people in rich and developed countries, we find that the vast majority follow the following principles in their lives:
1. Ethics, as a basic principle
4. Respect for laws and rules
5. Respect for the rights of other citizens
6. Like to work
7. Try to save money and investment
8. Willingness to perform superb actions
In poor countries only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily lives.
We are not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel to us.
We are poor because we do not have the right attitude. We lack the will to, satisfy, and teach these operating principles of rich and developed societies.
If you do not send this message, nothing will happen to you. Your pet will not die, you will not be put on fire, you will not play bad luck for seven years and you will not get sick either.
If you love your country, let this message circulate so that a large number of people can think about it:
CHANGE and ACT !!!
Copyright 1997 Michael j. Bonnell mikebonnell.com