Material Wealth Is Necessary

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We must recognize that we indulge ourselves in a value-judgment: acquiring material wealth is “good”, and not doing so is “bad”. This statement acknowledges the leaders who eschew these values, who must prefer to spend the studies and labor of people, who must consider material wealth a necessary evil that must be tolerated only to the extent of sustaining life and no more.

However, a country’s geographical disadvantage is offset by its geographical location at former trade routes between rich countries that allowed it to accumulate sufficient capital and technology to “move mountains” (or, at least penetrate them with tunnels and cross the valleys with bridges) and prosper. Like for example the Balkan countries in southeastern Europe enjoyed no such advantage and suffered economic stagnation.

Nations with too many mountains and too few navigable waterways: Tajikistan, Nepal, Mongolia, and Bhutan. If Afghanistan and Tibet were included, they would, no doubt, also fall into this group for the same reasons. Therefore, the geography of a country like in Nepal is an important determinant of its ability to achieve greater wealth.

How can you teach a farmer or factory worker to perform simple tasks efficiently if he/she cannot read or write? Thus, we have to develop the educational system, and to teach children how to read, mathematics, science, engineering, and programming may achieve material wealth, because technologies depend on technical education. Therefore, even if we had adequate technologies, which we don’t, we would not even be able to adequately maintain imported technologies because of our poorly educated technicians. And also we need to understand, the use of technologies depends not only on geography and culture, but also on the economy of nations. Subsistence economies, Aborigines, resulted in our subjugation and doom by people with more advanced economies that featured the division of labor, technologies, and trade.

However, it will take a long time because poor and dependable economic system must be eradicated. Rural economic reforms program can survive longer if our workforce become immune within a country. That is why it is important to eliminate bad government, corruption and dependable policy. In summary, the kind of economy and polity determine the ability of the countries to become rich and the successes of effective economic system has prevailed over other forms the world over. As we know, it is clear that a country with an unfavorable geography, or culture, or economy is countries in southeastern Europe enjoyed no such advantage and suffered economic stagnation.

Nations with too many mountains and too few navigable waterways: Tajikistan, Nepal, Mongolia, and Bhutan. If Afghanistan and Tibet were included, they would, no doubt, also fall into this group for the same reasons. Therefore, the geography of a country like in Nepal is an important determinant of its ability to achieve greater wealth. The use of technologies depends not only on geography, but also on culture. How can you teach a farmer or factory worker to perform simple tasks efficiently if he/she cannot read or write? Thus, we have to developed educational system, and to teach children how to read mathematics, science, engineering, and programming may achieve material wealth, because technologies depend on technical education.

Therefore, even if we had adequate technologies, which we don’t, we would not even be able to adequately maintain imported technologies because of our poorly educated technicians. And also we need to understand, the use of technologies depends not only on geography and culture, but also on the economy of nations. Subsistence economies, Aborigines, resulted in our subjugation and doom by people with more advanced economies that featured the division of labor, technologies,and trade.

However, it will take a long time because poor and dependable economic system must be eradicated. Rural economic reforms program can survive longer if our workforce become immune within a country. That is why it is important to eliminate bad government, corruption and dependable policy.

In summary, the kind of economy and polity determine the ability of the countries to become rich and the successes of effective economic system has prevailed over other forms the world over. As we know, it is clear that a country with an unfavorable geography, or culture, or economy is severely handicapped to make sufficient technological advances that increase the wealth and living standards of its people. But no doubt about it, country can be economically independent, rich and prosperous country. Than how ?

Like for example, Nepal is a small country, without significant resources. It is surrounded by India and China. With its natural non-aligned, non-aggressive tendencies, Nepal will grow comfortably and smoothly. The age-old problem of equitable economic wealth distribution will present the most interesting opportunities and possibilities for Nepali people and planners in the next thirty years. It will be fascinating to see what these patriotic individuals develop in this regard. Moreover, the active assistance and encouragement of the international community is sometimes needed in Nepal.

“In the economic development which has been pioneered by NGOs and some European and Asian thinkers in allowing women to perform a very natural function as market makers and entrepreneurs. This thinking takes economic development for LCDs a step further by viewing women as holistic entities instead of mere consumers. If done in tandem with targeted infrastructure development, it will almost always result in a success. Income distribution and land reform create enormous non-productive babble-gabble conversations but little or no results”. An American journalist John Scherb said. If we see South Africa has perhaps provided almost the perfect model in addressing a polarized, racially-divided, bitter struggle for economic and political justice with its advocacy of a so-called “truth commission” method of exploring and healing past divisions. If we see Argentina and several Central American countries. What actually works are these division-healing mechanisms. He further argued.

Fortunately, Nepal with their much more ancient societal wisdom-base, do not share completely in this modern mindless enthusiasm. As Nepal adjusts to her newly-found economic and social power, it will naturally seek to test their limits. Fortunately, except for a fanatical few, Nepal is not under the spell of self-delusion. Nepal has always taken the long view of contributing to the well-being of the world through sharing the results of its long spiritual journey and its wisdom. It is an exciting time to be a Nepali and will be for the next hundred years or so.

Nepali journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. She specialises in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace, Anti War, Women, Terrorism, Democracy, and Development.