Urban–rural divide

Question: In Korea, the gap between urban and rural areas, between metropolitan areas and regions is widening and a polarization of wealth has become more serious. As a result, people are reluctant to raise their children and the birth rate is rapidly decreasing. What are some ways to solve Korea’s low birth rate? And at this point, what are some ways to reduce the polarization of wealth in Korea. And for this what kind of calls should the Korean students make?


 Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Being the Open Door for Planet Earth.

Well, in the short term, you can of course use the invocations we have already given. You can also have some people make up specific invocations for Korea focusing on various issues. You do not need to always have the messenger do invocations, because you are the ones who know the situation in Korea better. You have the matrix for how invocations are made, and you can certainly make them yourselves.

It is clear that the situations you are describing are not unique to Korea, you can see the same in most of the modern nations, the birth rate is falling partly because of better living conditions. People do not need to have many children in order to secure their retirement. And, of course, you see the polarization between urban and rural populations, in almost all nations.

The solution to this is, again, to look at what other nations have done. There is not any nation that has truly solved this issue. And there really is not an easy solution to it, because it is clear that as nations become more industrialized, and less dependent on agricultural production, most of the jobs will be created in industry, which is primarily in urban areas.

It is a trend that you cannot realistically expect to reverse. You simply have to try and make the best of it. Make sure that as a nation, you see the value of having your own agricultural production, so you are not dependent on food imports from abroad, and therefore give the people who work in agriculture and fishing and so forth, better working conditions and better pay, so that they will want to stay in those areas.

But at the same time, you need to recognize that modern nations will become increasingly centralized around the cities for the time being. There will come a point of course, where the trend will start to reverse because you will have better communication technologies so people do not have to come to a centralized workplace, but can work from home, as has already started happening during the corona pandemic.

But you will also have better transportation technology within a few decades, which will make it much more feasible to have a decentralized production. And there will of course, then be advantages of this because you avoid the traffic jams that today tie up a lot of time and resources. It is not necessarily that countries will forever continue to become more and more centralized. But for the time being, this is the realistic outcome.

 

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