“One of the Great Rules of Economics According to John Green
If you are rich, you have to be an idiot not to stay rich. And if you are poor, you have to be really smart to get rich.”
“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”
― Wallace Stegner
“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.” – Jan Schakowsky
There are no official figures on homeless people in Romania. The last study on homelessness was conducted in 2004 by the Research Institute for Quality of Life and the National Institute of Statistics, which estimated the number of roofless people in Romania at 14,000-15,000 persons maximum.
NGOs estimate that only in Bucharest there are more than 1000 homeless children.
The average income of a romanian family was estimated, at the end of 2013, to be no more than 560 EUR. This amount is almost equal with the estimated monthly expenses.
Inequality Watch estimated in 2010 that more than 21% of romanians live under poverty line, with a poverty rate at 60% of the average income and almost 10% under the poverty line with a poverty rate of 40% of the average income.
To be continued…
“When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.”
― Eric Hoffer
“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
― G.K. Chesterton
“Maybe this is the way things are supposed to be but it doesn’t feel right”
― Stephen Chbosky
“Routine and predictable days are the breeding grounds for complacency.”
― Wayde Goodall
“It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.”
― John Steinbeck
“The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.”
― Albert Camus
Walking around in West Bay in Doha, Qatar with my Xperia Z in hand. Images are shot and edited on the phone.