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Tanzila AkterProf. HofmannEnglish 103January 12,2020The Distinction Between A Luxury And A NecessityIn the book The Life You Can Save,the author Peter Singer uses some examples in order to help the people and audience to reflect and help people find a new thought on the issue of poverty. Singer uses a scenario where passing by a shallow pond, and there is a drawing child in it.He asks a question , if we are saving the thousands around us? Later, he brings up the argumentabout most Americans usually spend their money on stuff that they are not necessarily for them. People who are extr poor living on the equivalent of $1.25 per day and 1.4 billion people have less than that. In order to vanish poverty from the world, individual needs to limit their luxurious consumption. The middle class and wealthy people should donate all of their extra money to savethe lives of poor people because it is important for them to understand the distinction between a luxury and a necessity. But, everyone should spare some money and time to relax and enjoy. Although, one should donate to the poor, and which should be done out of free will. However, there are many things that are taken for granted by people in developed countries while the same things can save lives among the world's poor. For example, access to food and clean drinking water may go unnoticed in America, but the same would be a miracle forstarving family in sub-Saharan Africa (Singer 7). In sub-Saharan Africa, "Poverty will remain in double digits by 2030, absent significant shifts in policy" (Par.7). People constantly want more than they should have. Those who are wealthy people and could afford to help those in need, spent a lot of the money on luxurious items. People are constantly working 40 hours a week, but
only a few percentages of their checks are going towards beneficial things. Because they like to

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