All developing countries hurt the same

And we move…

Adesh
3 min readDec 6, 2023

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Last week at work — bored with the monotony of manual labour — a co-worker from the Philippines and I talk about the differences between the public systems in Canada and our respective countries.

I let him know about the roads and how the traffic police system works in Nepal. I mean the bad roads, horrendous public transportation system, bribing for a driver’s license, etc.

‘That’s exactly like in the Philippines,’ he laughs and says.

He tells me how the government works and how politicians behave in the Philippines. I mean corruption, lack of dedication, etc.

‘Damn…that’s exactly like those rascals in Nepal,’ I think, laugh and say.

Then we praise how well the public transportation and pretty much every public service system is in Canada. (Although I hear people criticize what has happened to Canada lately — from where I come, this is perfect.)

Today at work, a co-worker from Nigeria and I talk about the differences between the systems of Canada and our respective countries.

I tell him about the roads and how the traffic police system works in Nepal. I mean the bad roads, horrendous public transportation system, bribing when the police catch you, no traffic signals, no walking…

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