To Feed A Fish Daily Or Teach How To Fish, Which Is A Better Policy?

India
July 26, 2009 2:37am CST
This topic will contradict my previous posting on poverty. But both approaches are closely related. An eradication of poverty will have to approached from different angles. In my previous post i had highlighted the importance of weeding out poverty from the face of the earth.Mylotters had responded variously. There is no doubt that we must all join in, in whatever way we could in lending an helping hand in stopping hunger. My question to all my mylot friends is. What approach would u take? Will you keep feeding the hungry forver through your own income or will u teach these poor people some skill so that they can take care of themselves all their life without having to depend on anyone? To Feed a fish daily or to teach how to fish.. ur choice
2 responses
@meapas (2434)
• India
26 Jul 09
Teach them how to fish and till they learn how to fish, feed them. Let us do it friend, I am with you.
• Philippines
26 Jul 09
to teach someone how to fish is still the best option.to feed a fish teaches someone to be dependent upon someone else.rather than teaching someone how to take care and fend for themselves,they are being taught to be lazy and dependent upon others.it is still better to teach someone to rely on themselves.being independent is still the best quality one can have.