Just having this convo with someone and thought why not poast it on fws
Believe it or not the same applies to farming. If we can manage to teach african villagers to plant and cultivate crops we can help them to attain a nutritious diet and to be self sufficient. Giving them handouts is not a good solution"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"
That comparison made no sense at all. You're comparing the issue with a completely irrelevant event. There isn't any long-term goal to accomplish with the miners, they were trapped in an accident, the only objective is to get them out as quickly as possible immediately after they were discovered. What is there to be gained by letting them dig themselves out? Nothing.Digging the miners out of their dungeon in Chile was a "short term" solution that didn't have any long-term significance, but that doesn't make it less valuable. In that situation it was unrealistic to simply give them a shovel and expect them to dig themselves out.
Well a lot of the work done towards long-term goals in 3rd world countries has been undone by environmental disasters like floods, drought, tsunamis, etc. Situations where even 1st world countries would need assistance in. The only point I wanted to make was that there is always a need for temporary relief alongside long-term work and that applies just about anywhere.Okay..... but you mentioned giving them a shovel as a long-term solution.