Cara Mitchell

October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day ’08: POVERTY

Filed under: Personal,Responses — by caramitchell @ 11:07 pm
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Yesterday my professor told our class we were invited to participate in Blog Action Day and that the topic this year is Poverty. The idea is to raise awareness about Poverty and for people everywhere to call attention to the same topic. Our instructions were to blog from the heart, and if our hearts have nothing to say, keep quiet. So I had to write something.

Poverty is definitely a serious problem- as most people would agree. But the problem comes in when we say it’s a serious problem, and silently think – but it’s not my problem. This relates to the idea of Poverty and the Other. The way that I realized I can avoid thinking like this is by this Bible verse: Proverbs 22:2 “The rich and the poor have a common bond; the Lord is the maker of them all.” We are all fellow human beings – regardless of why we are facing poverty or how we get into situations- we are our brother’s keepers.

This Blog Action Day has been successful in making me realize that I’m not doing enough to help. If you’re not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem, right? Just reading other posts on the Blog Action Day site are inspiring to me- they affirm that the effort of every person- My effort- is significant.

Writing this post is my first step in being a part of the solution.



  1. Nice post. I think you are right. We need to learn to help others more. Human rights are everyone’s rights and we all have a right to eat food, live in a home and receive education.

    Comment by ppedersen — October 15, 2008 @ 11:14 pm |Reply

  2. I know you posted this awhile ago, but I have to agree….nice post! I was just looking through different students’ blogs from class and I really enjoyed what you had to say on blog action day about poverty. I didn’t choose to write anything on that day, why, I do not really know now. Your post made me think how easy it is to block out other people’s problem in the midst of keeping up my own agenda. Thanks for the challenge of learning how serve others more regularly and better! Also, all of this kind of ties into my latest PR example, which I found kind of exciting!

    Comment by kaharris — December 1, 2008 @ 10:21 pm |Reply

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  4. Thanks Katie!

    Comment by caramitchell — December 3, 2008 @ 7:54 pm |Reply

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