The Power of Vulnerability

One of the biggest issues of globalization is the rise of social inequality across the globe. Some countries have reduced the numbers of people living in extreme poverty but economic gaps have continued to grow as the very richest amass unprecedented levels of wealth. United Nations introduced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a series of sustainable policies and indications for the development, in order to fight the issues of global inequality and other challenges, like climate change and preservation of cultural heritage.

At the global level, the world’s richest 1 percent, those with more than $1 million, own 45 percent of the world’s wealth (Inequality.org, 2019). Economic inequality is mainly determined by the unequal ownership of capital.

A society based on a sustainable economic system is built on equality. The strength of equality is what sometimes it is considered something weak, the vulnerability. It is the inability of the single individual to express the full potential of their skills, which can be only achieved only with others’ support.

Sustainability can be considered as the connection and relationship among people in order to understand the needs of themselves, the others and so, the future generations. Our vulnerability helps us to exchange ideas, create solid relationships and take action together.

 

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