Reaction to Millennium Development Goals
Reduce Child mortality.
This presentation was very powerful. The images that they used in their PowerPoint presentation were simple and provocative. They succeeded in getting me to think about something that I have never really considered. As in all of the presentations the facts are breathtaking. The shear magnitude of some of the numbers makes me stop and wonder where we are putting our effort. Are we really so self-centered that we try to develop new technologies that we will never really need when children and mothers are suffering all around the world. I think this is a question that is prevalent especially for us as college students. We are probably some of the most privileged people in the world. The education and practical knowledge that we are being fed cannot be neglected. We need to be motivated and care enough to do something about the issues in the world. We only get one shot to live our lives, in the end I want to look back and know that I did not waste my life on material and insignificant things. It is my hope that I will be able to look back and see that we as Americans used our great gifts to reach the world and sustain it for generations to come.
Eradicate poverty and world hunger.
I choose this presentation because it is also very powerful and induced a similar reaction as the other goal. Again, as in all the presentations the facts are overwhelming. This is tempered by the fact that we do have the resources and strength to solve many of these problems. So why don’t we do it? I am not knowledgeable enough to answer that question. The more I think about the things that are happening around the world I cannot help but be slightly discouraged. I have never even been outside of the country. I’ve been in my little American school system bubble ever since I was little. All I can rely on is what I’ve been told and sometimes I don’t know how much I can trust. Nevertheless, there are important issues in our global society and it will take a world effort to solve them.