The birds, this morning, massed on the tree above the water trough we keep for our animals. A large flock of robins announcing their arrival.
Fresh water is scarce in the mountains of America's desert Southwest - where we live. Watering holes of any kind attract all kinds of wild life. I can count on seeing wild horses, deer, birds, wasps and bees visiting the trough through out the day. On one occasion - awhile back, a rather large tarantula stopped over for a drink. This morning's congregation noisily took turns quenching their thirst, while others kept a worried eye for our cats. When resources are in short supply, all creatures - man and beast will take chances to survive. We should remember that a shrinking watering hole attracts more needy not less. Denying them what they need is a transgression.
The resilience of mankind, however, has always found ways to overcome adversity. Optimism dictates to be persevering of our ways and work toward improving and correcting deficiencies. A news bit last week got my attention that truly shows this resiliency. "A program called, "Superhero Boost", pairs children with disability with designers and engineers to create custom prosthetics, like an arm that shoots glitter or plastic snakes, and shows that anything is possible. The program empowers kids by helping them create 'superhero' prosthetics. In the process they learn some pretty cool tools and technology (like 3D printing, robotics or AI), and working alongside professional designers, engineers, and makers opens up an entire world of possibilities that was unknown to them."
Such ideologies abound around the world. All that is needed is a chance to put them to work. By providing the means and opportunities to the disadvantage, a prosperous world will be created. After all, the main reason people leave their homeland is in search of such prospects. If opportunities came to them rather than them going after it, there will not be a reason for migration. And if instead of selling arms to governments we empowered the people with knowledge and tools to care for themselves, we could witness a better world in transition. Doctors, scientists, architects, designers and engineers could be paired up with young people through Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Tele-education and provide them tools and the means to use them. Paraphrasing Superhero Boost's motto; by "Rethinking disadvantage as a great opportunity for rebuilding the society", many problems could be defeated.