Thursday, July 4, 2013

I'm going to 86 just one thing....

July Blogging Challenge

Over at Paula's Place is a monthly blog challenge for July.  Feel like joining in?  Come on.  Link up today's answer here.  New month, fresh start.... good conversations and hey, you may even make a new friend or two.  I have!
Day Four:  If you could rid the world of just one thing, what would it be?

There are lots of things I could say here... prejudice, cancer, arrogance, narcissism, racism... but the one thing that really comes to mind is POVERTY.

Why poverty?

Well, I've found in my travels that poverty leads to a lot of the preconceived notions above.  If we were able to obliterate poverty (and I'm not saying by people sitting on their asses waiting for their government check to arrive each month), we would be able to accomplish so much more for mankind.  

Children wouldn't go hungry.  Imagine what the world COULD be capable of if we actually gave a damn about the kids that are starving and living in impoverished nations worldwide?  

Do you think PRAYERS are working for these kids each night when they lay their heads down on the ground listening to their tummies grumbling as they wonder where their next meal will come from.  

The sick wouldn't be without medical care.

Poverty leads to all kinds of unspeakable things such as enslaved children being forced into prostitution, sweat shops and labor camps.

Poverty leads to crime. 

Poverty leads to divided lines in social classes which (in my opinion) leads to racisism.  

I don't believe that there shouldn't be different socio-economic classes.  We are NOT all meant to be equal. Everyone isn't CEO material.  Everyone isn't qualified to bear the burden of a $300-600,000 mortgage.  But, I think in order to get our country back on track, quit giving handouts, and give people a hand UP.  We NEED to make governmental programs a TEMPORARY help and NOT a way of life.  

I'm ranting.

I'll stop.


That's my final answer.

1 comment:

Cristy S said...

Great rant!! Yes, a hand up instead of a hand out!! The cure for cancer could be inside of the child who is starving to sad.