rich and poor people are just the same in times of calamities

@hotsummer (10449)
Philippines
August 7, 2012 4:15am CST
every one get affected. even if you own the most beautiful homes, when calamities strike it will not spare you. all people can get affected. so in times like this you would feel that every one is just the same. no matter how much money you make in your daily life. so i hope that a lot of people are safe now. but i have heard of some casualties of the rains already. but i just hope that there won't be any more victims.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
Indeed! It's raining hard here as well, I have heard the news showing a lot of homes and people being displaced. There were even places with waters reaching more than 6 feet! I could just imagine the material things bought (cars, appliances, etc.) floating! Whew! I just hope that there wouldn't be human-life casualties. Indeed when mother-nature gets her time, she spares no one with her wrath - be it the poor or the rich. Be safe everyone. Have a great MyLOt experience ahead!
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• Bangladesh
8 Aug 12
Very nice post
@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
7 Aug 12
Hello Hotsummer, Oh yes calamities does not see rich or poor every one gets affected by these.I also have heard its been raining hard since few days in Philippines life is effected badly and people are thinking how to get rid of the situation of flood which has occurred due to excessive rain there.
@Rasedul19 (114)
7 Aug 12
I agree with you that in calamities all are same. But miraculously some people not are not affected.
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
I absolutely agree with you. In times of calamities, there are no rich and poor people. However, rich people can move on to their life quickly after the calamities unlike the poor ones. I hope government will provide shelters, food and clothings for them. Let's pray for the victims of these calamities.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
7 Aug 12
that is so true. in the case of fire or weather related issues, rich people just have more to lose and probably can replace what was lost more easily due to their cash flow.
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
hello hotsummer, well said, rich and people are just the same in times of calamities,wealth is not the measure of anything else, were the same in the eyes of God,being rich is only a status.
@Paper_Doll (2375)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
That is so true. We have witnessed a great increased in disasters over the past years and they are getting worse. Many of them are the effects of heedless human actions. If people have not become greedy and did not forsake our earth just to gain wealth and popularity, disasters were not be as devastating as what we are experiencing at present. In the end, it is also us who will suffer for our careless activities. And like you have said, when disaster strikes, it does not choose where to land, whether you are poor or rich, young or old, innocent or not. It is sad the even innocent people have to suffer and experience the effect of those actions.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 12
Being rich do not bullet proof them from any calamities. They too suffer along with the poor as everyone is the same in the eyes.of.god. only that they have better luck in life which made them live a more.comfortable life than the poor. Being rich or poor makes.no.difference once calamities strike as no one will be spared.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
7 Aug 12
yeah sure calamities come for everyone one, like how God sees everyone equal. Here on earth, humans have made categories. It is so silly. The rich people normally don't hang around with the poor. I don't know why. I don't like this quality of human beings at all. have a wonderful day.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
7 Aug 12
You are absolutely right the time of calamities everyone are same rich and poor, persons of any caste, boss or employee etc. No matter on which post you have and how much money you have and which cast you belong.
@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 12
I suppose, in the main, people are all the same in such a situation. The only thing I will say is that, if something happens where, for example, property is destroyed or you have to move away for some other reason, it's going to be a lot easier for a rich person to rebuild their life.