Why Are Certain Countries Ahead of the Rest?

Why Are Certain Countries Ahead of the Rest?

 By The Author (Majid Al Suleimany)

The other day a friend of mine sent me this slide show.

I thought I would first share it with you, before I add in my comments. I am going to make it all simple, and not bore you with references, statistics, data and figures – but simple assertions and common sense! I hope that will be all right with you. Anyway, here goes – Quote –

 To Reflect and Act

 The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country.

 This can be shown by countries like India, Egypt – that are more than 2000 years old and are considered to be poor.

 On the other hand, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, that 150 years ago were inexpressive today are developed countries and are rich.

 The difference between poor and rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.

 Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous in adequate for agriculture & cattle raising, but it is the second world economy.  The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

 Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has tea best chocolate of the world.  In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil during the 4 months per year.  Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality, it is a small country that transmits an image of security, order, labour, which made it the world’s strong safe.

 Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.

 Race or skin colour are also not important: Immigrants labelled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.

 What is the difference then?

 The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the type of education and the culture.

 On analyzing the behaviour of the people in rich & developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives: –

 Ethics as a basic principle. Plus

  • Integrity
  •  Responsibility
  •  Respect to the laws and rules
  •  Respect to the rights of other citizens
  •  Work loving
  •  Strive for saving and investment.
  •  Will of super action (think and act outside the box, see the bigger picture)
  •  Punctuality

 In poor countries, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

 We are not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel doing.

 We are poor because we lack the right attitude.

 We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of rich and developed societies.

 If you do not forward this massive nothing will happen to you.  Your pet will not die, you will not be fired, you will not have bad luck for seven years and also you will not get sick.

 If you love your country, let this message circulate for a major quantity of people could reflect about thing and change, ACT! – Unquote.

 Stop here and think for a minute. Has that all been said above makes any sense?. Or was it something to read and delete, like so many other forwarded mail that one receives nowadays? Actually, it got me really thinking. Maybe to some it may look as blatant generalisation – but then we are always in a denial stage. Even if the doctors have identified the symptoms to be right and correct, and we have sought out not only second opinions, but even third and fourth too – we still refuse to accept the verdict, and go into denial. Or put our heads into the ground like the ostrich, and pretend that there are no problems or troubles out there!

Reproduced Article

 The Arab Human Development Report 2002.

 The “Arab Human Development Report 2002”,

 Written by Arab Researchers who live in Arab countries, shows that the gap between the developed world and the Arab world is increasing in every single area, from education to wealth. Even Asia and Latin America are leaving the Arabs way behind. Except for some parts of black Africa that are still entangled in civil wars, the Arab world is pretty much the worst place on the planet. The numbers are embarrassing. Despite the trillions of dollars earned with the oil trade, all the Arab countries together have a combined gross domestic product that is half that of Spain alone. No Arab country has invested in industry, services, agriculture. The oil money is obviously being spent only in palaces and weapons. Unemployment is not too bad by European standards (15%) but then it does not include women, who are rarely counted as human beings in Arab countries. In the Internet age, only 1% of Arabs own a computer.
Needless to say, the Arab world has the highest concentration of dictatorships in the world, featuring two of the all-time record holders (Qaddafi and Saddam, both in power since the Sixties). No Arab country (says the report) has free media and only a handful of them allow opposition papers (by contrast, Iran is a model of democracy, as at least opposition papers are widespread). The “freedom score”, says the report, is less than half of the rest of Africa (a place not famous for democracy).
If the economic indicators are horrifying, numbers about education are even worse. No wonder so many Arabs choose to become suicide bombers: they have close to zero knowledge of the world, Physics, History, Geography, Science. The report says that over the last thousand years the entire Arab world has translated fewer books than Spain translates in one year: so much for respecting other cultures. But then who cares about books: one Arab in four is illiterate, the vast majority being women.
Confronted with these terrifying statistics, one wonders how anyone can accept to live in such hell. One would expect the Arab masses to rise against the mad dictators who caused this social, economic and cultural disaster. Instead, Arabs seem to be perfectly happy: the number of protests against their own leaders is minimal. The very same Arabs who take to the streets to burn Israeli and American flags are perfectly happy to be treated like animals by their own dictators. Somehow, the Arab masses think that huge injustice from an Arab dictator is ok, but the slightest interference from an infidel is worth a holy war.

As a matter of fact, Arabs are not clear themselves what they want. The poll shows that the vast majority of Arabs consider the USA guilty of just about every evil in the world. But, when asked where they would like to emigrate, 51% (fifty-one percent!) reply: the USA! This love-hate relationship is difficult to explain by anyone who is not Arab.
There is one statistic in which Arabs lead the world: 38% of Arabs are under 14. There are hundreds of millions of young Arabs who are growing up absolutely ignorant in every field (except the Quran), without jobs and under totalitarian regimes. That is the real time bomb for the 21st century.”


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