By: C.D.W. CEO MG Media
We all know that poverty is not an attractive way of life. Being poor is bad business for the person who is poverty. It’s bad for your future earning potential.
Poverty can prohibit you from attending needed schools to extend your education, which can translate into meaningful employment. Being employed increases your opportunity of having a better quality of life and takes you out of poverty, in most cases. But nothing good can happen if you livein a state of continued poverty.
Poverty can be addictive. Excessive poverty can be a health risk. Poverty can deplete your chances at having progressive relationships with your children and of the opposite sex. Poverty has always been a part of America’s culture, though. Even in the richest countries, you’ll find abject poverty and despair. There’s been centuries of poverty in the world.
There will always be poverty, but there are wealthy and philanthropic individuals who have taken on the mission to eradicate poverty. It’s a major undertaking, but it’s very important as a world-class country to see immense decreases in poverty stricken communities and nations.
Someone recently expressed that poor and impoverished people are invisible to the world. No one sees them. They have little to no value. They don’t count. That’s a very harsh reality. But from what we’ve witnessed in this country for decades–growing homelessness and ill-fated neighborhoods, those statements speak some truth. This individual also mentioned that poor people only have one purpose: their unpaid responsibility or contribution to the world is to ensure that others have employment and that profit margins are met.
Poor people are considered loyal consumers; even to things that are inherently bad for them–like excessive drugs, and abusive alcohol consumption, as well as intake of unhealthy foods. These consumer products are driven mainly by the poor–who lack practical rationale in evaluating their own long-term life expectancy.
There are levels of being poor. There are people who have been systematically embedded to poor conditions. There’s generational poverty, where families live in conditions shared by parents and grandparents. This is the worse kind of poverty. Because new family members, especially children, most likely will never see positive or life transforming sceneries that can inspire them to escape their current situation of poverty.
Poverty is the worst thing imaginable that can happen to someone. It is at the root of violence and dysfunction. It has caused good families to disburse and be fragmented. Poverty affects us all. As a human society we must work to educate our young and employ the men in the community if we want to see improved conditions. Being poor is bad business for those invisible people living in poverty. Until the next edition….. Peace and One Love.
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