Why so many poor?

United States
January 12, 2010 8:35am CST
Do you have any ideas how to rid poverty quickly? I do not believe it is a necessary evil. There is no reason for it to exist.
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• India
12 Jan 10
jackie was right.. in my opinion, poverty depends on 3 factors 1-inability - we cant set this one right because it happens but it falls under a small percentage. 2-laziness - i hate this category but, maximum people fall under this category and these people are the backbone of backwardness towards an economy as well their own family and also encourage people who are in the 3rd category 3-selfishness - they wont eat, they wont let others eat, but they hide too much and finally it goes for no use.. these idiots depend on the lazy bugs (2nd category).. at the end of the show.. poverty becomes fat and people stuck in its hand becomes lean.. all we can do is kick people in 2 & 3 and help people in 1
• United States
12 Jan 10
Inability? Sorry no dice and even one is too many. Laziness and selfishness can be overcome since they are only manifestations of their environment but "kicking" just is not the answer.
• India
12 Jan 10
i accept ur point too.. when u look at our country.. u will feel im right.. happy mylotting..
@Gladi472 (82)
• Romania
12 Jan 10
The system we live in has two scales .The richer some get by unknown means needs to be equal with the amount of poor people.Comunism had a good theory :), too bad it was missunderstood by world leaders.
• United States
12 Jan 10
I don't believe in communism or socialism. What I do believe is thay our current economic and governmental systems have been usurped and abused to the point that something will have to give sooner or later. There is no reason we cannot use the same systems to alleviate this problem.
@PastorP (1174)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi mrdprince. Well, in a nutshell, the Holy Bible would indicate it is because of our sinful nature. The sinful nature in this case might develop two things--greed and laziness. For greed, there are some that do not want to give or help the truly poor. But notice I said truly poor. That's because greed can be on the other side of the fence, especially in my country! Here, some people know how to work the system and find it more advantageous to be "poor." Greed can also take the form of power, getting control over people. I have heard where food and supplies were sent to the needy, but intercepted by militants. Laziness can work on both sides too. There are people that are just lazy and will not work or do anything to help themselves except get a handout. On the other hand, there are people that have goods they could help the truly poor with, but are just too lazy to do it. When Christ (Messiah) returns, this mess will be straightened out!
• United States
12 Jan 10
I have to agree that greed on all levels is the largest factor in this problem. I have always believed that people would eventually rise up and change things, but I do not mean as in revolution where people must fight and die. It just seems that people from somewhere would start the change toward a society where individuals strive toward the betterment of their world. Everyone can partake in this and still allow for those who need to accumulate wealth. Laziness is an affliction, I think. It can be overcome. It seems to stem from lack of self pride and self worth. Been there...done that.
@jakie18 (229)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
Yep we have the same question in mind.It's maybe because some were already loosing hope or maybe because of bad government who failed to provide jobs to their countrymen or maybe some were to lazy to work.Poverty is one of the major problem we are facing today specially caused of global economic crisis where lot of workers were terminated from work.I believe that corruption also causes poverty wherein the financial support for the people is being pocketed by our wise politicians.But who's to blame?And even if we start blaming still it will not be resolved.Let's just hope and pray it will be lessen this 2010.
• United States
12 Jan 10
Just wait and see, huh? No, good things only come from effort. We reap what we sow.
• United States
12 Feb 10
We all was doing the same thing at same time when economy hit bad we all got flushed down the toilet known as poverty.
@plantit1 (298)
• United States
12 Jan 10
There is plenty here if everyone would share what God has lent to them for it all belongs to him. If people stopped being so greedy and having to have sooooo much but shared their wealth with those in need, like proper raises, health benefits, paid vacations or hiring more employees instead of buying new cars and boats, their wouldnt be so much poverty. If import and export of goods were balanced all would profit.