Poverty. Disease. Starvation.
Those three words are hard to face. No one likes to stand up to them, many people try though. Many throw those three words around and try to change the world. Or to motivate other people to change the world. But no matter how much we agree that those words need to go away, there is another word that makes it practically impossible to do so.
What does corruption really mean? According to Merriam-Webster it is "an impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle; depravity." This word will not allow anything else to change or get better while there is money to be made from the status quo. Why would one do the right thing when it so much easier to get paid and look away? Why feed those orphans when they'll probably die anyway?
If that doesn't make you sick, then you're either part of the problem or too jaded. Jadedness is oh so easy to acquire. It sneaks up as we watch the news, read books, articles, etc on this hurting world. Its even shows up in birthday songs: "Sickness, sorrow, and despair. People dying everywhere, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ..." Only pictures can drive the numbness away. Either that or getting out of the AC and off your tush and into the heat and stink of real life.