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Why Children from Rich Countries Have Better Chances to Achieve Success in Life?

According to the Fortune report, the richest countries in the world are Qatar, Luxembourg, Singapore, Brunei, Ireland and Norway. The riches of these countries have a reflection on the general progress and development of their children.The kids from the richest countries are well educated academically, psychologically and even health-wise, which automatically contribute to their successes in life. This article will beam the searchlight on the factors that make children from rich countries to be more successful in life compared to children from poor countries.

Source: Forward Pathway

Rich countries tend to pay more attention to the development of their kids, which is one of the factors that make them fair better in virtually all aspects of life. Such kids also have a greater chance of success in life, unlike children from poor countries. Their counterparts from poorly developed countries lack many of the essential things that can make life liveable or contribute to progress in life. The rich countries have much bigger resources to spend to give their kids all the necessary tools that can contribute to a better future.

Rich countries have a much better environment to guarantee the safety of their children. Public and private institutions prepare extended plans for their safety, health and prosperity. Those plans can cover the kids even until they become adults. The most of rich countries have put a big emphasis on the socialization of the kids, as well as their educational and material securities. Eventually, they also have adequate funds to promote a sense of love, kindness, and life values. This way, a kid will most probably grow up with a complete sense of peace within himself and respect for his close environment. Consequently, a well-educated child can think better and more productively.

Conversely, the preceding is rarely the case with kids from poor countries. Many of them are born into a country where the government is either too poor or lack an incentive to plan for their futures. They live from hand to mouth every other day without any clear idea of what tomorrow holds. Even their parents are usually too poor to contribute tangible resources to their physical, mental or academic development. What is even worse, many of the parents are too preoccupied to express love to the kids or give them any sense of belonging. Consequently, such a kid will grow up feeling unloved and this may push into violence and other acts of desperation.

Children from rich countries have access to the best medical facilities. They can be treated quickly and effectively when they fall sick. This, of course, can prolong their lifespan and help their organs to function effectively. The well-functioning body systemis an absolute basis for further human development and its success in life.

According to the World Health Organization, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Undoubtedly, physical health of an individual puts the person in a good state of mind and helps him focus on the essential issues that contribute to his success in life.

Furthermore, rich countries have all the money in the world to invest in the education of their children. Kids from such countries have access to the latest educational materials and technology. They can learn fast since they are aided by technology, which remains a luxury to poor countries. A rich country has the capacity to take tutors on refreshers’ courses and bring them up to speed on the latest acceptable standards in education. Consequently, their kids can perform better academically and be more productive.

In poor countries, sometimes just a pencil and a notebook are hard to reach. And for example, a compass, globe or coloring book showing various animals are truly luxury goods. The gap in accessing goods between rich and poor people is sometimes really hard to believe. Especially when you drink warm tea, in a safe home and your biggest problem is what color of shoes you should wear tomorrow…

Rich countries have the resources to make life much more cheerful for their citizens. Usually, children and other residents of such countries do not have to worry about economic downturns, poor health system, poverty and similar problems. As a result, they have adequate mental balance and space to focus on making an impact in their chosen path in life. So let me state a question: is being the richest a privilege or a commitment?

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