What place on earth has it the hardest?

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What place on earth has it the hardest?

Post by Luminance » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:51 pm

Seems like anywhere you look, people are having a really hard time. Seriously, until a few moments ago, I never gave it any thought. My life can be summed up into school and home. I can pretty much plan out my day even before it happens, but some people do not even have the liberty of knowing if they will have a home the next day. What makes it worse is that many people don't have the power to make things better for themselves or the people they care about.

Just something to think about...
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Post by AzraeL » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:53 pm

oh my god, I'm going to rethink my life! what have I been doing?
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Post by Jamie Bond » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:08 pm

It's SORT of a philosophical question... so im moving it here, then never looking at it again =p
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Post by billf » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:17 pm

I had just moved it to R&R because I thought it wasn't that philisophical.
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Re: What place on earth has it the hardest?

Post by tankkisankari » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:30 pm

Answering the title question, if we define hardest as where it's shittiest to live, the Human Development Index gives out Niger as the worst place. Which is a huge surprise since Sierra Leone has lately been the place to be if you want to live in mysery and die soon. But somehow the Sierra Leonians have risen from bottom, i bet they feel extra proud now.

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Post by Deacon » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:38 pm

What an odd first post. Really, I don't think there's any particular place on earth where you can give a generic "they have it the worst" type answer. Individuals can live in squalor in otherwise splendid places, and vice versa. And even when comparing one small group of people to another, your idea of "worse" and "better" will be different than someone else's. There may be some tribe living in the amazon basin that has no real contact with the outside world, and some people may consider that horrible while others may consider it pretty tempting, for instance.
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Post by RubyJ » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:32 am

This is what I'm talking about! This person will probably never come back. Why did they feel the need to come here and post this? This question isn't even that good! Is this even a question? Do I have to choose a specific country like Spain or something or is this supposed to urge me to join like the Red Cross to help out those poor Spaindanavians?
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Post by Blaze » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:46 am

It's not that BAD of a question either. Something I've considered from time to time.

The general answer I've come up with is, "I don't know. If I try to think about it, I'll drive myself crazy. I'm glad I don't live there. It's too bad for people who do. Oh well."
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Post by Bandersnatch » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:24 am

To LIVE in? For human beings, I'm going to have to go against the Disney classic and say the hardest place to live is under the sea and outside of anything manmade.

After that, I would say either of the poles, simply because we don't have people at either all year round, so it must be pretty hard in the winter.

As for the hardest place to live where people are around year-round, tankkisankari pretty much hit the mark.
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Post by Jamie Bond » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:32 am

heh.. sorry Billf, you ninja moved just before I did. I was wondering how a shadow topic got into R&R, I could have sworn I moved it from General =)
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Re: What place on earth has it the hardest?

Post by mikehendo » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:01 pm

[quote="Luminance";p="648084"]What makes it worse is that many people don't have the power to make things better for themselves or the people they care about.

Just something to think about...[/quote]
First off.. They only dont have the power if they arent creative..
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Post by document » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:47 pm

What place on Earth has it the hardest?

I would assume the small pack of hungry chinese children that Rosie O'Donnell keeps in her basement. At least the pains of life are taken away once she decides to eat one of them.

Seriously though...hmmm...I had a couple Nigerian friends and one from the Ivory Coast who were living under park benches in Madrid (the park just down the street from where I lived) and struggling to find food. They always talked about how blessed they were to be in Madrid and out of their home countries and how life is so easy up here and how there is so much food.

Really made me think.

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Post by Spongiform » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:58 pm

I had a friend from Nigeria too. He was really grateful when I said I would help him transfer his inheritance of $900,000,000 into American banks. He still hasn't given me the share he promised me, but he was a really nice guy so I'm pretty sure he will soon.

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Post by lifedeath » Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:16 am

Antarctica!
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