Ask Why There Are So Many Poor People

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 My cousin once asked his parents why there are so many poor people?  Depending upon their personal sentiments, the parents proposed an assortment of responses ranging from folks being too lazy to work to just an uncomplicated “I do not know why.”  The query is nonetheless at times asked by children.  Now, would it not be to a greater extent appropriate for grownups to ask that same question? Why are there so many poor people?

Sure, it would only be fitting that more adults ask the question, “Why are there so many poor people?”  It is an adult population that is troubled with this phenomena.  It is an adult population that has extended its consequences to a different generation of adults by giving birth to children  under these conditions.  It is an adult population that must ante up the financial cost of helping to sustain a society of financially forsaken individuals.  An adult population must shoulder the load of expanded social tolls through private, social and government platforms that merely offer up impermanent results rather than perpetual solutions.  Food, wear, housing, medical and psychiatric care, physical and chemical abuse, increased crime rates, and death all weigh society downward preventing it from reaching the rightful statures it is capable of achieving.

And so, the query follows, “Why have the adults not resolved this problem of an always increasing population of misfortunate citizenry?”  One response is,”Why me?  Let our government do something…that is why I pay taxes.”  Or, “These folks need to get hold of affairs in their own hands and not depend upon others to do it for them.”  Perhaps, “There is no resolution to the problem.”  It embodies  a simplistic truth of life history that poor people will subsist in every society.”

“Why me?”  “Why not you or me?  Someone has to do something.  As President Obama has put forth so many times, “We can no longer do nothing.”  Does each independent endeavor have to be so much of an exertion?  No, it does not.


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