Pros and cons of a family set up

@allknowing (73355)
India
October 26, 2012 12:05am CST
I have always been thinking about the restricted progress one makes to improve the world at large just because we are in a family set up. There will never be a day when we shall declare that some one else's child is smarter than our own or that our own child is guilty of some crime. There will never be a day when we shall say that we have made enough money and start thinking of the less privileged. It is reported that the wealth of the world is in the hands of just around 10% of the population, all collected to create a legacy for their progeny. What ideas do you have to change this rather disturbing pattern?
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
28 Oct 12
It would be nice to change that pattern but that 10% is doing all they can to make sure that everyone stays in their places so they are not challenged. It is quite disturbing. If it were possible for everyone to be in the elite class, there would be no one to support the elite class and they make sure that people remain commodities and not people.
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@allknowing (73355)
• India
28 Oct 12
It is a serious issue Jen. Society's values need to change for anything to happen. In fact I just sent a suggestion to a tv channel here to make that as a subject for discussion as part of their programme 'We the People' which they telecast every week. The change can begin in one's own home, in schools, in communities. All is not well with society's norms and standards
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I agree. I hope that they air something about it. It can start in our homes as a seed and then hopefully over time it will change. Things are so embedded that we don't even realize when the standard of society is being enforced. Cartoons, toys, our educational institutions, these are all things that try to get to us as early as possible to reinforce the standards.
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@allknowing (73355)
• India
28 Oct 12
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@natliegleb (5184)
• India
30 Oct 12
there are more pros than to cons i believe ,we can share and make merry rather than worrying about other things in life
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@allknowing (73355)
• India
30 Oct 12
Even if there is just one 'cons' that can destroy this world one needs to look at it. Don't you think, this thing about rightfully keeping all the wealth to yourself even if you do not need it could be THE 'CON' that needs a look into!!?
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@Sreekala (24455)
• India
26 Oct 12
I don’t think anyone (rich) ready to share their excess money to poor people. If the rich people are ready to share the excess money then there is no population comes under the below poverty line. Nothing can change the disturbing pattern.
@allknowing (73355)
• India
27 Oct 12
A time has come Sreekala to look at what society considers as important and great. Being the richest should be last on this list. I just read the news that Mallya of King Fisher has been demoted from the 'Fortune 500' list. He now has only 4000 plus crores. Disgusting I say!
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
31 Oct 12
Actually, I think that those days have already come and gone. I have known plenty of people who have praised the child of someone else as being more gifted than their own. Many parents have turned in their child for a crime or encouraged them to turn themselves in. Lots of people feel they have enough money to be able to give some away, and not all of them are rich. I guess it depends on where you live.
@allknowing (73355)
• India
31 Oct 12
That percentage is not enough Canellita. They are more an exception than a rule. I have yet to come across anyone I know who has done this. But if you have seen this then there is hope.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
31 Oct 12
Maybe that is the difference in living in a big city. Those kinds of things happen every day and sometimes it even makes the news.
@allknowing (73355)
• India
1 Nov 12
I spent my prime life in a Metro - one of the biggest cities of India and I did not come across anyone mother or father openly pointing a finger at their children. Anyway since you say that it is more a rule than an exception as far as you can see that augers well for the world.
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@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
18 Nov 12
Hi allknowing, I´ve been working in a ministry to help poor people. I´ve been working at my ministry for 17 years, without receiving a cent for the help. I´m facing financial problems now, but I´m still in my ministry. Blessings allknowing... dainy
@allknowing (73355)
• India
18 Nov 12
Keeping wealth within one's family when they have no use for it is a crime!
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