Wealth is a state of mind

I recommend that all watch the video just broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 News this evening. http://bcove.me/bhlp9f4f The video is one of a report, by Jamal Osmond, from Somaliland. Never heard of it? Me too. Somaliland is not recognised by the international community but, as the northern part of Somalia, it has existed in relative peace for many years. Whilst Somalia’s civil war has raged on, Somaliland has been very stable. In recent times, Somaliland has even been receiving refugees fleeing the chaos in Yemen (on the other side of the Gulf of Aden). However, as the title of this post indicates, I was particularly struck by the comments made by one of many natives of Somaliland that have returned home after years living in London. http://www.channel4.com/news/returning-home-from-london-back-to-somaliland

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About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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2 Responses to Wealth is a state of mind

  1. dumboldguy says:

    A very interesting snapshot of a moment in time that may turn out to be very fragile and short-lived. If political turmoil creeps into Somaliland from surrounding countries or climate change causes widespread disruption and forced migration in Africa, the camel herder leading a “stress free” life may wish he had stayed in London. I do wish them to “live long and prosper”, but am not very optimistic about their long-term prospects.

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    • Rick Altman says:

      Thanks for that sobering assessent. Sadly, climate change is a very pernicious threat that is already impacting those least able to cope.

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