Make each person self sufficient and you will destroy poverty, and the royalty.

Have you ever wondered how could anybody end poverty. The real answer to that question may ultimately shock you. There is a saying that the only two things sure in life are death and the taxes; I am pretty skeptical about the taxes part (Today I am pissed off at a certain clerk who tries routinely to ruin my concentration and managed it spectacularly, today) because although I understand the need for them I abhor the number of hidden taxes that I pay for unknowingly via my food, cable, news, magazines and so on…

So, the big question of the hour between my friends is can we end poverty. The conclusion, yes we can but the solution is hard nosed one. The poor are not poor because they are stupid; they are poor today because they are misguided, mis-educated and manipulated the moment they are born and then……..

they are raised in it.

they learn to keep their head down…

they learn not to complain much……

they learn not to be enterprising lest they will be thrown into jail for patent violations, licence violations and as many laws that can be thrown at them.

The only way to end the poverty, is to return to people what was taken from them to make them poor

Independence of mind…….

Freedom of thinking………

And good education……..

And most of all a spirit to fight for things that they need!

 

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5 thoughts on “Make each person self sufficient and you will destroy poverty, and the royalty.

  1. jeffeverhart October 12, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    These are some really good points Sasha, ones that apply here in the U.S. as well. Poverty is a vicious cycle, and many times people have the motivation or drive to escape from poverty, but they lack the basic economic means to do so. I can remember my mother, a lifelong educator and social worker, once telling me how lucky I was to have a car since so many people here in the U.S. lack them and we have no real public transportation outside of large cities: no car = no work. But then to buy a car, pay for gas and insurance, you’d need a job that you had no way of getting to.

    Cheers,
    Jeff

    • Sasha Hunter October 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      Thank you Jeff. I have been following the USA presidential debate and Mitt Romney’s leaked video sorted of made me sad at his perception of people dependent on government in some way or the other for assistance. These people may not pay the federal income tax but they do pay the taxes when they buy food, clothes or travel (the hidden taxes). Yet, they are treated like they are less than humans.

      • eojsmada October 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM

        At the same time, though, the other side of the fence is telling people that you don’t have to work anymore. That the government will provide everything for you.

        There is a serious flaw in the mentality of the western world. And it all boils down to one’s environment and a good work ethic. Oddly, these are the two things that are not encouraged in the places that the should be, and this results in the type of society that we are continuing to see more and more as the years go on. A society whose environment is becoming more and more hostile to those who do not conform to the social norm, as well as a place that is blinded by the attitude that it is okay to pay somebody to do the work for you. I have forever been flabbergasted by the minimal amount of work it takes to do simple chores and renovations around the house. But yet we are inundated with DIY shows that usually encourage people to have someone else do the work for you. Which is nonsense. Same thing with commercials about expensive products, magazines telling you what is important in life, etc., etc.. You have to have a certain sense of self-worth and the independence of spirit to be able to not only work hard to achieve the goals you set for yourself, but also have the resilience to roll with the punches and change up your strategy when faced with obstacles. Too many people give up, because there is an easy way out if they do. There is a massive safety net that coddles and holds people to such a low level of self-esteem, that it is part and parcel of the very thing that separates those who achieve their goals and those who do not. There is, just about, no such thing as being too poor. Not all jobs require you to have a car to get to work. And getting a job that helps to pay for a car, gets you the next job that might require a car. It’s all about climbing the ladder. Too many people want the brass ring right from the get go, and are unwilling to do what it takes to achieve goals in order to get where they want to be. There are always going to be people who, seemingly, have great opportunities visit them early on in life. But it still takes hard work to make those opportunities last. Sadly, the Western World is deteriorating because it doesn’t value hard work, and it gives up way too easily.

      • Sasha Hunter October 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM

        I appreciate your thoughts and whole heartily agree with them. We need to tell people to fight for what they believe in and make up their own minds.

  2. primrosist October 14, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Have you ever read the book “The Blue Sweater” by Jacqueline Novogratz? I think it would very much interest you.

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