April 24, 2005

Ramblings on Development

Honour is important in many cultures. To a lot of people, even if they donít verbally acknowledge it, however, honour is equated with pride.
If you want to help people that own less economic resources than you, you have to be humble. People wonít appreciate your help (or at least not as much) Ė both in monetary and education terms Ė if you treat them like children that cannot fend for themselves. If you take a paternalistic approach to their problem and treat them like individuals of a value of a lower standard than yours, they will abhor your aid. They will dislike your kind. You are not one of them, therefore, you cannot understand them.
People wonít change unless they want to change. And, they wonít take your help if they donít think they truly need it. Sometimes just being there and supporting them and letting them know that you will help them once they need your help is enough.

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