What Are The Major Social Issues In Society

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Poverty in society: Major social issues Steven Soderbergh said after looking up into social issues, “There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with are education, poverty and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don’t”. Poverty is a very dangerous factor that can destabilize an entire country. The character Rorschach from Watchmen who was also known as Walter Kovacs was raised in poverty. Poverty is a major foundation of social issues and threatens to divide the nation because of inequalities, in certain income inequality which happens when wealth in a country is poorly distributed among its citizens. Some say related to poverty are the moral issues affecting the families, children born outside of…show more content…
Issues like hunger, illness and thirst are all major causes of poverty. That is to say, not having food to eat means being poor, but being poor also means unable to afford food or purified water to drink. The causes of poverty are often consistent so that single problem rarely occurs alone. Impoverished countries and communities often suffer from discrimination and end up caught in cycle of poverty. About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or poverty- related causes according to United Nations. The Borgen Project is an incredible nonprofit organization that is addressing poverty and hunger and working toward ending them. This project is innovative, national campaign that works with U.S leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. But these projects and campaigns will take lot more time to reach every corner of the whole country. However, my view point is more effective because yet there are many countries where the major social issue is poverty which has not only destroyed the foundation of country but also affected people…show more content…
Ever since the 1960s, the share of children affected by poverty has only got bigger and bigger. There isn’t much they can do to help their families, nor should they have to until they stand up their own life on their legs. Similarly, this happened with Rorschach. He was all alone, no one to support and care for him, not even his own mother. Thus, he alienated himself from the society to achieve aims like moral absolutism, and objectivism, where good and evil are clearly defined and evil must be violently punished. When poverty and loneliness attacks one creates such mindset about the society. Nearly, all possible effects of poverty have an impact on children. Poor infrastructure, unemployment, lack of family support, lack of basic services, and income reflect on their education, malnutrition, violence at home and outside, child labor, disease of all kinds and so on. “You know what you just cost me, ugly bastard, I should have listened to everybody else I should have had the abortion” (Moorre.VI.4). In Watchmen Rorschach’s mother always used to abuse him and behave in very offensive manner with him. One of the effects of poverty on children’s development is it leads them to develop anti-social behavior among them that acts as a psychological protection against their hostile environment. “Investing early is going to be a lot better than investing late,” says Ezekiel Emanuel.

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