It is no brainer that George Soros is one man committed to putting social systems in check. All his life, George’s passion has been to see to it that all people live in harmony regardless of geographical location. Born in Budapest, George Soros has found his success in America, a place where he has called home for more than two decades. Although now highly successful, George Soros’ past was one filled with a lot of uncertainty. George who was born in 1930 experienced the Nazi Occupation that occurred between 1944 and 1945. At only fourteen years of age, George Soros got to see more than half a million Hungarian Jews get murdered by the Nazis, an ordeal that remains fresh in his mind.
George Soros owes his life to his parents, who amidst all the intolerance found a way of concealing their Jewish backgrounds from the Nazis. I believe that such an ordeal is what has inspired George Soros to spend more than $12 billion fighting for the rights of the oppressed. It is after moving to London that Soros found financial success and has since used his newly found fortune to create the Open Society Foundations, an organization with many affiliated groups from all over the world.
Today, George Soros’ influence gets felt in more than one hundred countries, a testament to George’s devotion to uniting the world. Thanks to Mr. Soros, democracy is no longer a fallacy but has become more of reality be it in Europe, Africa, or Asia. In recent times, George Soros has been overly concerned about how the modern society is adopting capitalistic tendencies. To this end, a significant threat to the open and democratic society looms making communities susceptible to economic exploitation.
As individualism steps in, fewer people now find the time to cooperate with their neighbors. Self-satisfaction and gain are now the order of the day and have significantly contributed to the social division we realize today. Selfishness has contributed to corruption, whereby people in high places milk public coffers dry all for personal gain. Since everyone wants to satisfy their ego and bellies, the world is now shifting to one dark place.
Soros feels like if nothing gets done soon, then civil unrest will be the order of the day. For us to salvage the situation, there will be a need for the laissez-faire form of capitalism to get reinvented so that instead of centering on individual interests, people now start working towards realizing common goals.
The time has come for us to reevaluate and analyze the free market model and come up with stringent measures that will ensure global sustainability in days to come. Looking through the keen eye of George Soros, it is evident that a lot needs to get done.
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Rainbow34 September 10, 2017