Sunday, April 24, 2005

Help the Poor. Don't Keep Them Poor!

Question: How much effort does it take to teach someone to fish?
Answer: I don't know. I'm a duck!

Lao Tzu, a 6th century B.C. Chinese philosopher once said:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

According to Bono, 21 century A.D. Irish philosopher, it should say.
I want YOU to give this man a fish today and tomorrow and everyday from now on. To heck with teaching him to fish.

The Daily Demarche is my source for information on foreign aid and Dr. Demarche has another great post. You can read it at:
The Daily Demarche: Bono to Canada: Give us more fish!

I propose that we do the things required to solve the problem. Who's with me?