The following article comes from the U.S. News ebook, How to Live to 100.
Helping our fellow man has long been seen as an altruistic behavioral model. But it turns out that more selfish motives—pleasing friends, doing what you want—are more successful causes of effective volunteering. Whatever the motive, volunteering improves the health, happiness, and in some cases, the longevity of volunteers. Children who volunteer are more likely to grow up to be adults who volunteer. Even unwilling children who are forced to volunteer fare better than kids who don’t volunteer. And in a virtuous circle, communities with lots of volunteers are more stable and better places to live, which in turn further boosts volunteerism.
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This Sunday will mark 2 and a half years since Kareem passed away. It still feels unreal. I go to his grave and I can’t still comprehend what his absence means, I go to the crash site and all I can remember is closing his eyes with my own hand.
The truth of the matter is everybody eventually forgets. His friends have moved on with their lives, most of him probably don’t remember how good he was. I am not sure even if he had an impact. People go back to their bad habits.
Rest assured, I have not forgotten him. Ask my tears and my broken heart. I made my mission to keep his name alive with or without help from anyone. He has earned it and deserves it. In his name, I will give what I can and in his name I will help.
He will live forever. His name will be remembered.
He is a real Hero not an imaginary one. He was and is a genuine person and he will live on.
Rest in Peace Kareem
842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has fallen by 17 percent since 1990.
The vast majority of hungry people (827 million) live in developing countries, where 14.3 percent of the population is undernourished.
Asia has the largest number of hungry people (over 500 million) but Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence (24.8 percent of population).
If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.
One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
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