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This Friday 15th October is Blog Action Day 2010 and the topic is Water.

Lots of other blogs will be talking about things like how water quality in poorer areas impacts health, or how competition for water between farmers and animals puts pressure on the natural order of things. Some will talk about water as a human right, since today nearly one billion people lack access to safe drinking water.
My blog will be about thirst.

I’m a big believer in people being able to change their station by working hard, learning new skills and putting those things to good use with their own practical innovation.  In almost all cases though, the person has to want it. They have to want it badly. They have to want it so badly that they can go without some of the things that have made them comfortable doing what they have been doing.

Maybe the thing they will go without is the income that will pay for the new big screen TV. Maybe it will be the peace between friends and colleagues as they rock the boat a little. Maybe it will be the certainty about where their life is going.
The thing they give up is not likely to be food or water though – which says something about just how important those things are.

Imagine if you had a thirst for getting more out of life but your unquenched thirst for water was stronger.

If you can help, then please do.
If you can’t help, then please talk to people until you find someone who can.

The Blog Action Day website has a range of ways – including a United Nations petition to sign – to help if you are in.


PS. “He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well” – Baltasar Gracian

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  1. 19 October, 2010 at 7:50 am

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