The Ewells for many generations have lived off of the County Welfare; they take anything they can get without paying back the community unlike the Cunninghams whose moral code is not to take anything without being able to pay it back. The Ewells see themselves as victims of the community but instead the Cunninghams see themselves as a part of the community that they want to contribute too. The Cunninghams "are country folks, farmers, the crash hit them hardest" (Lee 27). They live very poorly but in Atticus' opinion "professional people were poor because the farmers were poor." (Lee 27) and they were considered as professional people.
Through his ability in investing other pe... ... middle of paper ... ... better but you cannot actually physically help them in a state of financial need. I believe the statement, 'there should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world', is wrong. I believe that not everyone wants to be equal, not just the rich but also the poor. Many people are content with the life they are living in the middle of nowhere, with no electricity or sanitary system. I feel that people should tithe their earnings, give money to charity so that those who live out a miserable existence can become content with life.
Finally money provided to the reservation is often mismanaged, so the people are unable to benefit from it. Poverty is something that affects millions of people around the world. To help people overcome poverty we must not only provide them with sufficient funds to maintain an adequate lifestyle, but also create programs to help them find jobs to support themselves. Poverty is not something that should be taken lightly, and society must truly band together to help impoverished people overcome the boundaries of poverty. Works Cited Alexie, Sherman.
“I help support the prisons and the workhouses—they cost enough—and those who are badly off must go there” (7). Scrooge prefers to support workhouses rather than help people and give money to those around him. When people came to ask for charity, Scrooge “wish to be left alone” (7). Without Marley, money is all he has. After the spirits visit Scrooge, he realizes how sad and lonely his life really is.
The Economist, a weekly news magazine states, “poverty was socially useful … it was miserable for the poor” (20). Endorsing this claim, they did very little to go out of their way and improve the lives of those who were suffering and in poverty. For example, the development and widespread growth of poorhouses. As John Iceland write, “The poorhouses were harsh; their purpose was to deter all but the most desperate from applying for help. Poorhouse inmates were expected to work as a form of punishment, moral training, education, and reform” (6).
To relate this to Durkheim’s theory, in a sense, it’s a norm that we have poverty in America because then we have people who can and will work the jobs that no one wants to, such as garbage collectors, janitors, and more. We need people to work these jobs so that society continues to function. However, one of the weakness of Durkheim’s functional theory is how do we define which job, talent, or function is more important and why. This is related to poverty because we have jobs that are low-paying jobs, but because we know with such bad social conditions, people are willing to contribute to the functional society by taking the less skilled jobs, also the least appreciated jobs as well. Relating this back to Marx’s theory on wages being lowered and proletariats accepting it because they need to mean their need of subsistence.
The final, and lowest varna is Sudra-manual labour and service. In many societies, the difference between the high and the low, in terms of social status, has caused great troubles, due to discontentment of the poor and weak to continue living like they are. In Hinduism, however, this problem is avoided, by the promise o... ... middle of paper ... ... many Hindus to make a small donation to the poor, and will give old clothes or shoes away, rather than throwing them out. MK Gandhi changed many old Hindu beliefs with his teachings. He taught that it is wrong to think that a poor person is only getting what they deserve.
Omelas tests it's people by aiming to make them understand and learn to weigh the value of their happiness compared to a single child's suffering. This communities utopian foundation is and always will run on the idea that the suffering of one will always lead to the happiness of all. If they don’t agree and cannot be convinced, man or child, they know that they must follow their hearts and leave. The ones who leave Omelas have a higher chance of forming their own utopia because they all have that one common value of self worth, humanity, and drive to be happy without
Confucius once said, “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” Poverty is a hindrance to each and everyone’s success. It is the deprivation of basic human needs like water, food, cloth and of course money. Money truly makes the world go round. It is necessary for us to survive and satisfy our needs, but how about those poor people?
Finally, the author is showing through Siddharta that having tolerance is the key to self realization and survival. Through many points and facts, it is clear that the message Deepak Chopra is sending through the themes Self-image, cultural heroes, and tolerance is that if the reader has all three themes strongly inside themselves, it will shape them into a better person as long as they believe.