27 Dec

“If tomorrow never comes” is a phrase that reminds me of the oblivion of an abandoned soul. It is not the fear of not seeing the light of the next day that is scary. It is rather the fear that despite the world having forgotten this poor soul, it lives with the hope that tomorrow will not come but it does. Those should be suprising thoughts,especially coming from a RELATIVELY well to do person who can cover the cost of writing an article.

Agony is being that poor fellow that statistics say lives below the poverty line. It is living on ‘less than a dollar a day’ while your next door neighbour is able to afford a full tank for his 318i Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) machine every single day. I think you are reading too fast. You need to slow down. Read the next three sentences slowly: Agony is living on less than a dollar a day. It is living on less than a dollar a day. I forgot one more thing-agony is living on less than a dollar a day. That is 30dollars a month. That is worth poping your eyes out in suprise.

How on earth can someone survive on less than 30dollars a month! Last time I checked, somebody could spend over 6dollars on lunch alone. Do not ask me who. Ask me where. Well, in the same country as that fellow who lives on less than a dollar a day. Actually, they are neighbours. I did not say they are in the same neighbourhood. I said they are neighbours. If teleportation could make it, move through the posh electric fence and you are in the better off fellow’s yard. Jump out and you are in a none fenced area planted with a shack the other fellow calls a house.

I am not here to tell you about the difference in the two styles of living. Otherwise I may be accused of ‘rumour mongering’. I am here to provide a list of some of the causes of such inequality:

1.Education levels.


3.Family background.

4.Marital status.


Watch this space for what roles these factors play in poverty alleviation and now that you know the erasers, the least you can do is rub that poverty line.



  1. Pat Harvey December 27, 2011 at 00:39 #

    Thanks Byrne. You just gave me much food for thought.

  2. Edson December 27, 2011 at 00:55 #

    Looking to an indepth look at the strategies on “How to erase my Dollar per day to 30 Dollars per Month”. Do you get my point here Sir? LOL. But seriously looking forward to the sequels to this article.

  3. Byrne December 27, 2011 at 01:45 #

    You are welcome Pat. Hopefully the thoughts triggered will be of positive help to you and those close to you.

    Sir Edson, the writer is hoping for a touch from above so that each sequel is as much or more thought provoking than the first post.

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