My son has a cool new friend, this 10 years old boy is from Philippines, he has 5 older siblings and his family recently immigrated to Canada. They have been in our apartment complex for 1 year or so now. Today the boy came over for dinner, it was sweet to hear him talk. Realizing that we are moving to a new house next weekend, he made a very fascinating comment: “My family also need a house”.
It was a touching moment. Hearing that my wife later told me that she was touched so much by that comment. Here we are packing boxes all over the living room, excited about our new home, yet that joy cannot be shared by our amicable young guest. The child probably knows about the financial difficulties of his own family, with 6 kids and parents doing low end jobs, they probably know that owning house is not within their immidieate dreams. Perhaps few years down the road once established in Canada, yes they could own a house.
But the boy with all his innocence believed in what he said: “my family also need a house”. It was more than a statement, it came as a request, as if he is requesting us to provide his family with a house. There is no need to get emotional about this, it is simply a fact, this child like any other in this world like his family to live in a house, a nice house. and why not. Who wants to live in a little box-like apartment specially if you have 6 plus 2, that is 8 of them in a 2 bedroom apartment. I admit i was moved by his words too, but i was not over taken by guilt or feeling pity him. I neither felt sorry for him, nor i am going to do the charity thing and get his family a house. Nay. charity doesn’t work no matter how big your heart is, we all know that.
The boy’s words reminded me of the urgency of desteni message. Equality for All. A dignified life for all. In this case, an Equal Housing System is the solution. Equal Housing would provide every human with a place called home, a dignified roof over your head. Not a shelter of charity, not a room to crash in for the night, not a temporary dorm to crash with your family for few weeks, nope, none of those is dignified.
Equal Housing System will provide a house to every human, a dignified place that you can proud call it as your home. Having a home is an unconditional equal human right for every human being.
Our little guest is probably too young to hear about Equal Housing System and Equal Money System. But tonight in this blog, I want to assure him and all children in this world, that your family will have a house, a place of dignity that you can call home. Regardless of who you are or what your parents are capable of, your family will be qualified to a house.
This is the mission of desteni, to bring dignified life to all humans which includes Equal Housing for All.
Don’t give into charity, or feelings of pity or sorry, our little friend don’t need your sorry, what he and his family urgently need is an Equal Money System and Equal Housing System here now.
So join us, if you can hear the cry of a 10 year old, he needs your able support and common sense understanding in bringing about Equality for All. He doesn’t need your petty charity, he needs Equal Housing System that supports every human being.
What a pleasant dinner, delicious curry chicken, rice, rotti and veggies, ample to eat and enjoy. Yet in all this, i am reminded, equal bounty for all is a matter of urgency, otherwise all will be gone, as someday death ends everything. So before your party ends, join desteni, investigate equal money and equal housing. But first, investigate Self-Forgiveness, as it is indeed the first step to bring equality for all.
Thank you young friend, for your words tonight, I will remember it till equality for all here is established.