Education. An End to Poverty?

Education. An End to Poverty?

Education Reduces PovertyAn epidemic is apparent upon our planet. An epidemic that seems to never end. Poverty. Over the holiday season each and every year, the commercials from charity organizations fill the airways. On display, are but a few of the countless children throughout the world suffering hunger, neglect and living in poverty. Of course, these children will always exist and despite the best efforts by anyone to end their misery is futile. Futile because we, as a peoples only deal with the problems at hand and look upon the resolve as cruel or inhumane. The solution, is to never allow peoples to begin a life that can not and will not be taken care of. Much of this is due to ignorant behaviors and lack of proper education. Poverty does not have to exist. I, myself, grew up in part, doing without many of life’s essentials. Not because of ignorance, but because of habits which did not need to be practiced by a neglectful father. This is not the case in a third world country. Much like our animal population gets out of control in certain parts of our country, the harsh reality is putting animals to sleep. Beautiful, loving, caring animals with no one to take care of them, yet, the only solution many times is their “death.” Children, of course, would never receive this treatment, or so we think. In some parts of the world, though we hear little about it, this is the only solution. The hard part of reality, is that these children should have never be given life to begin with, had the adults who conceived them, gotten properly educated in family planning and contraception. In many parts of the world, this is not allowed and the interfering beliefs of religion hold them to a life of misery which the religions take no responsibility except to exploit the poverty the people suffer.

Ignorance is a big motivator to poverty and keeps many in it’s grasps. I have been studying this issue now for the last year and found that many of these peoples do not have to live the lives they do. Governments and religions deter many peoples of third world countries from personal growth and proper education. Over population is not just the fault of the peoples, but a driving force used by religions and governments to keep people at an intellect they can control. This is in itself, inhumane. Children do not have to suffer the lives they do, nor do they have to grow up to hate the fact of even existing. Many ask, especially those who know little about poverty, how people can hate so much that they strap bombs to themselves simply to kill innocent peoples. Looking from their perspective, it is not hard to see that life to them is meaningless. Though looked upon as deluded, a vision of a better life in paradise is much easier to swallow than one they have known since they were born.

So what is the solution to poverty. Is it begging throughout the world to help these children or peoples to sustain their poverty stricken lives, or is it to begin to educate them and give them human mentalities? Human mentalities only because if taught they can begin to rationalize that misery starts at a “source” and it begins when ignorant behaviors are exercised and they can be controlled. Educating many persons of third world country “would” begin a cycle of restraint to behaviors that harm them. Much of the misery, poverty, and suffering “is” a selective issue. Selective behavior that comes out of ignorance. A cycle that never ends “unless,” terminated by the peoples with proper education in the fields of family planning, living skills, and contraception.