Time to Look INSIDE, not OUTSIDE

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  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 5 months ago

    So many Americans blame their socioeconomic problems on society & the government, even the so-called powers that be.  However, what they fail to acknowledge & realize that their dire socioeconomic problems are of THEIR OWN making.  Many Americans(there are EXCEPTIONS of course) are in dire socioeconomic situations because they elected to do so by their mindset & actions.  They are content to be where they are although they complain about their socioeconomic lot.  They want society & the government to remedy their problems; however, the only ones who will remedy their problems are...…...THEM, not SOCIETY, not the GOVERNMENT.  They are in dire socioeconomic straits because they chose the conditions which create, even exacerbate it.  It isn't society's nor the government's fault.  It isn't the responsibility of society nor the government to rescue them.  It is THEIR responsibility to improve themselves.  However, such thinking is beyond their purview.   It is childish & immature to expect society & the government to pull people out of their socioeconomic morass.  Adulthood means taking responsibility for oneself & one's actions.  Your thoughts?

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image43
      Miebakagh57posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      All the same, government and rich individuals can give a helping hand, to lessen the burden of these unfortunate miscreants. Everyone has his/her opinion.

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        It isn't the government's nor the wealthy's responsibility to support & help the poor.  It is the poor themselves who got themselves into their dire condition & it will be up them to pull themselves out of their socioeconomic condition.  Many American poor...……...WANT TO BE POOR & adopt a give me & dependent mentality.   They don't want better.


        1. Miebakagh57 profile image43
          Miebakagh57posted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Hello, Gm, grant the fact that it is not the government responsibility or that of the billionaires, why do the United States Government or Bill Gates spend billions each year to help the poor developing countries? Surely, you believe charity can never begin at home?

          1. gmwilliams profile image83
            gmwilliamsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            I believe that people can help themselves.   Many poor Americans have an inverse mindset.  They love, even glorify poverty.  They don't think but react on the most primitive, basic level.  They simply refuse to do things that will be beneficial to themselves & their families.  They just mindlessly do things.  They refuse to take responsibility for their lives.   I feel that there has to be more draconian methods to get the poor of their duffs-more than enough has been done already & the American poor have gotten more dependent & entitled!

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image46
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Sister GMW, most of your assessment I agreed with as a child and young adult until I began to watch medication commercials revealing a multitude of side effects including "instant Death." Added two that, I listen to many commercials admonished us to believe doctors that caused suspicions that today's independent researchers are proving true. There is money to be made in keeping people unhealthy which substantiates "the LOVE of money is the root of" governmental corruption. 

      If man-en-mass were educated - brought their understanding from within by objective observing and reasoning the different outcomes for their purposes - rather than accepting being schooled or conditioned to follow leaders to our own demise like schools of fish, as I have, it would not have been easy to do. For the last 30+ years they require schooling before children have done nothing except listen to media's brainwashings is the primary cause today's "dire socioeconomic strait" many are in.

      Our brainwashings began too early to give most city people the opportunity to study nature as the country boy I was allowed me. Had I not been a country boy with a curious mind wanting to understand everything doing my first 8 years I don't think I could have mastered educating myself. Once I became a city child there were also people who encouraged me "to think outside of the box" and question what schools taught but they don't have many today especially in cities.

      Therefore I conclude it's how we are raised - after reading your profile I see you as also an exception - to be obedient and not independent seekers as Educate means.


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