When There is No Reason

Poverty

Poverty (Photo credit: Teo’s photo)

 

 

What happens when there is no reason to work hard? The most dangerous one is that it
produces apathy. The I-don’t-care attitude — ‘I don’t have to rebel against corruption
because I’m happy with my life.’

 

There are Islamic countries where everything is free except their personal things and whims:
Brunei (and Libya during Qaddafi’s reign). In Brunei, 66% of citizens are well-paid state
employees most of which are just lazing around the offices. They have no reason to work
hard.
http://www.grossmont.edu/…/stateandsocietyintheasiapacificlecture21.pptx‎

 

Now I’m not urging the people of Brunei to revolt when they have no legitimate reason to.
What I’m trying to stress is the danger of being apathetical. They might wake up one day to
find themselves victims of their own apathy.

 

By the way, I found out while researching on this that you can get info about countries from
CIA.gov

 

The way we think about poverty
Poverty is ‘not about the individual. It’s about the situation.’ -professor Jiaying Zhao
“Past research has often blamed (poverty) on the personal failings of the poor,” says
another of the researchers. “They don’t work hard enough; they’re not focused enough.

 

There are many stories about people scaping poverty because they had very good
opportunities. Imagine if all impoverished people get the same opportunities. How much
povery do you think would be eradicated?

 

Being Poor Lowers Your IQ
So poverty not only limits our physical potential but our mind too
‘Poverty consumes so much mental energy that people struggling to make ends meet often have
little brainpower left for anything else, leaving them more susceptible to bad decisions
that can perpetuate their situation, according to a study published Thursday in the journal
Science.

 

“’Past research has often blamed [poverty] on the personal failings of the poor. They don’t
work hard enough; they’re not focused enough,” said University of British Columbia professor
Jiaying Zhao, who co-authored the study as a Princeton University graduate student…’
full story

 

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