While reading the Bottom Billion, I was honestly given a sobering experience. I knew that some people in the world had it rough. But then again I thought some people in America had it bad as well. But in America, our poverty stricken people have so much. They don’t sleep on mud floors, they have access to clean water and food. They get education and have bathrooms rather than latrines or a stump. Nobody in America really has it that bad when compared to the bottom billion.