CheckPoint: Urbanization Trends
Urban growth trends in the world’s poorest countries are as follows: fertility, an increase in diseases such as malaria and HIV affections, air pollution-causing other illness, environmental degradation- soil erosion, deforestation, and contaminating water. Some causes of urbanization in the poor countries is first natural population increase such as a higher birth rate than death rate. The area that migrants leave have lack of jobs, insufficient medical services or supplies, not enough room, and slum housing are considerable aspects in the increased population in the cause of urbanization in developing countries. These conditions result in people moving to areas with cleaner sanitation, healthier and larger food supplies, more room, hopes for jobs, education, and improved or ample medical services or supplies, which decreases the death rate causing population growth. People in the poor countries- poverty that exist in rural areas motivates them to go into the cities in search for better aspects listed above. In relation to the reasons that people in the poorest countries and the United States is not that much different. One way people interpret urbanism is that people are selfish and are motivated by pleasing their own needs and wants in life instead of wanting to help the less fortunate. I agree based on how I perceive life, the world, and society that’s how individuals are. I rather make sure I can help others any way can. I believe the majority of people are self-absorb, opportunist, narrow-minded, and selfish in the world. The other portion of people does not count because it is not enough good people in the world to make a global difference in society. If one is blessed to receive and provide a helping hand, they should stay hold on and focused on that experience of life to achieve a pleasant vision of the world.
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