Nature’s Trade Off

20130716-231000.jpg “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing, it was here first.”
– Mark Twain

As a citizen of a developing country, it is satisfying to see actual “development” happening via massive infrastructures being built around you.

But seeing tiny plants in pots forcefully brought inside to live inside these infrastructures, one also cannot help but think: Are we trading off nature for development?

For the sake of development, shall Mother Nature be forced to be a foreground that’s out of focus?

I hope not.

 (Photo taken by cdasma using Samsung Galaxy S4)
 
**This post is in (late) response to Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background.

Right to Health

Daily Prompt: Right to Health

Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?

Wow. Since when did Daily Post become so political? Haha. Kidding.

Anyway, let’s get serious.

If it were that easy, of course, the government should provide access to medical care.
That would be highly ideal.
But sadly, in a developing country such as mine, this is not so.

Don’t get me wrong.
They do give and try to give access but not how one would’ve hope.
There’s still a lot more to improve on and resources are the major constraints.

Lack of medical professionals.
Lack of good facilities.
In short, lack of funds.

However, we cannot always demand for higher budget for health care because other areas, such as education, will suffer.

What more for countries poorer than mine?!
I could only imagine. *sigh*

So it is always gratifying to know that there’s always from the private sector aiding what the government lacks.

Government and private sector.
Each and every one.
Hand in hand for better health care.
For a better world.