A mattress for the rich, but none for the poor.
What would the mattress of a billionaire be like? Probably the best mattress from a luxury brand store costing 9000 US dollars up or one that is custom made costing more than what a family from the lower brackets of society could earn for a year. Now what would the mattress of people from the lower brackets of society be like? Go on and search around the web, get out of the city, or look at the city’s alleys, what do you see? Some people are homeless, some are just barely getting by – they sleep on cardboard, on mats, or on the cold hard floor.
Being stuck in our own apartment room or in the comfort of our own subdivisions makes us forget the realities of the masses – the wealth gap is increasing. Major cities have alarming rates of homeless people, developing countries such as the Philippines are faced with problems on squatters and the homeless in the major urban areas while sleeping on mats or on the floor is a pretty common practice in the more provincial areas. Even countries known for being a home to billionaires such as Hong Kong are having alarming rates in the real estate Industry leading the general masses to have only a bed for a room or an illegal settlement with improper amenities – all these and a bill with astronomical prices just for a nights rest.
Having somewhere to sleep is a basic necessity but how come quite a number of the general public can’t have access to these basic necessities? For whose interests are the laws being enforced for? Why do we prioritize foreign businessmen or big businesses over the interest of the people? Why do we sell the lives of our citizens and of our motherland? Why are laws made to be confusing or made using the language that only the upper crust of society could understand? What does this imply to the general public for those who want to speak, for those who can’t speak. The wealth gap is increasing and even if most parts of the law couldn’t be understood by the masses, the laws made for the benefit of businessmen in the guise of politicians are reflected in the realities that the masses are experiencing in their everyday lives.