‘Stop Glorifying Poverty’ People React To Video Of Poor Man Carrying Bike On His Head

Our country has an overwhelming number of people who suffer from poverty. It forces them to take up jobs which are physically and mentally challenging. While some people might just see the strength of manual labourers, they fail to recognise the desperation which is unfortunately caused due to their financial situation.

I say this because one Twitter user posted a video of a poor man carrying a heavy bike on his head and climbing a ladder to put it on top of a bus. She lauded the man for his strength and called India “incredible”.

But for many people online, the video did not highlight strength. Instead, it highlighted poverty, desperation, and life-threatening manual labour. They instantly asked the Twitter user and those alike to stop glorifying poverty.

There is nothing incredible in poverty. Let’s start seeing things for what they are.

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