Poor People Have Hope
This photograph was taken on a Saturday, so for sure the little girl does not have schooling on that day, she just found this this bag from the trash and decide to play with it. “Whoever shut his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard” (proverbs 21:13) in the Bible. This full of meaning photograph shows a really deep and sadful reality which is living under the red line of poverty.
Looking deep in this photo you can see and realize a painful reality, a miserable life that no one wish to live. The economic situation seems to be dead, there is no life, just misery, poverty, hunger that starving people are everywhere, you can also find people searching in the garbage to find the necessities every person needs, but instead all of that these people seems to have hope. “If a society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich” John F. Kennedy. It is known that Philippine is currently facing several political, economical, and social problems.
The political system and the economical status are two inseparable factors on the growth of every country, and Philippine has no stable economic status because it has no stable government. The government plays a big part in managing and regulating the functions of the economy, it also must support the poor people in its country, even the rich ones, and at least it must provide shelter and food to the poor people living there. “A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion more than bread” Georges Bernanos.
Besides all these bad situations, there is a little girl that is dragging a bag she found in the garbage, and is playing the role of a kid who is going to his school, which means she didn’t give up the reality of not going to school, and watching other kids going to their college carrying their bags, instead of that she fought this reality and wished to be like them, because the most precious thing she has in her life is hope, that will lead her to all of her wishes, by fighting the reality of living such a way of life, like what Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “The greatest man in history is the poorest”.