Would You Rather #16: Put a stop to War or end World Hunger?


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Who wouldn’t want to live in a world devoid of war and hunger? Where world news would mostly be about amazing technological advancements and archaeological discoveries instead of terrorist attacks and civil war. Where helpless women and children don’t have share drinking water with animals and have enough to eat and live.

War renders nations desolated, the ground soaked with the blood of its citizens and leaves the survivors homeless, incapacitated and helpless. Millions of dollars are used to build bombs and purchase ammunition to lay nations to waste and then more millions of dollars are then gathered to rebuild the nations. Does it even make sense? In a twisted way, some people get to profit from war and its subsequent destruction.

We are all familiar with the saying that a hungry man is an angry man. Just a little hunger gets us edgy and easily irritated. A mere joke sounds offensive and one gets quick-tempered, ready to jump on anyone who tempts him. So imagine how volatile and reasonably unstable starving communities can be!

War brings about hunger and hunger brings about war. So if I could help save the world, it would mean finding the root cause of all the chaos and putting an end to it before it even erupts again.

Greed of political leaders coupled with fanatics incited to do all it takes to keep their favorites in power is one of the main causes of war. It causes more harm than good but some people still think that’s the only way to go to protect their interests.

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Drought and famine brings about hunger and one’s dignity as human beings are easily traded just for a morsel of food. Children die painfully and their destinies die with them. Finding oneself in a war-torn and/or famished country must be devastating.

I think I’d rather put to an end to world hunger. Food and water are basic necessities which shouldn’t be scarce to any human being born on this earth.

Everyone has a right to enjoy the good of the land and not have to beg and grovel for food. When people have enough to eat, they have enough energy to think about how to make life better for themselves and work hard towards it. A hungry person is basically unproductive. How can we expecting hungry countries to produce anything substantial?

Those of us blessed to be living in countries where peace reigns and food abound should remember our fathers, mothers, siblings and countries starving of food and water that we take for granted.

I wish war could be a thing of the past too but between the two, I’d rather choose hunger.

What about you? Which one do you find more pressing and thus be your priority? Love to read your thoughts!

Josephine Amoako © 2016

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. I would rather put an end to hunger because it kills far more people than a war… Besides, a war is something that people choose to fight, sometimes even for good reasons, and the people who die usually are the ones who choose to sacrifice themselves (I know there are casualties, but still) while hunger takes thousands of lives each minute.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Very true. People choose to fight but hunger kills more people.

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  2. Rose says:

    I would rather put an end to hunger. I agree with nightwhispers. It’s the lesser of 2 evils.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I agree as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rose.

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  3. amoafowaa says:

    I’ll choose to end both. We need our lives before we can have a mouth to feed. None of the two is worthy of staying on.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      True. Glad to have you pass by, Amoafowaa

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      1. amoafowaa says:

        Always a pleasure passing by. Happy International Women’s Day!

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      2. joseyphina says:

        Many happy returns, dear!

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  4. SyedaFR says:

    I’d put an end to wars. The amount of expenses each country bears for warfare would directly be used to help fight hunger. Wars lead to more poverty, leading to more hungry stomachs and helpless mothers, dying children and crying hearts.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Makes sense. Thanks for sharing your opinion, Syeda 😃

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      1. SyedaFR says:

        Pleasure is mine dear! 🙂

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  5. Hunger. People not having what they need has caused wars and kills more people. The world would I believe, generally be a better place if so much of it wasn’t hangry 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I agree. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 😃

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  6. piratepatty says:

    Hunger definitely!

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  7. Ufuomaee says:

    I think they are equally urgent issues and have the same solution! NO MORE GREED! If we were not so greedy, there would be enough for all of us to our own houses! And there would be no pointless wars by greedy nations seeking more or hungry nations seeking survival!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks… Will consider it👍

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  9. mehwaa says:

    very well put. I must say it was an amazing post..No one has the right to kill anyone for his/her profits and some countries are doing it for no good reason only to secure their interest..Greed is curse ..keep it up

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Well said. Thanks for passing by and sharing your thoughts. Appreciate it😃

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      1. mehwaa says:

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      2. joseyphina says:

        Glad to know. 😃

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  10. Lori Carlson says:

    If we ended war, perhaps there would be more money to feed the hungry… that’s a tough call to choose between those two though

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    1. joseyphina says:

      True, a tough call indeed.

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