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How can we end poverty

One huge problem in today world people pay less attention on is poverty , How can we end this world issue.

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    Apr 30 2014: .
    Easy!

    Just quit invalid happiness.

    (Invalid happiness is out of the valid scope of our instincts)
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    Apr 29 2014: We can't. It is not a realistic goal.
    • Apr 30 2014: Disbelief gets us no where , once we unite and have faith anything is possible , poverty can be tackle with faith & belief that we the people can do it.
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    Apr 29 2014: Those who value wealth over societal responsibility will always need to have "the poor" visible and needy so that the wealthy can have a group to look down upon in order to build themselves up as "better" or "more deserving" or "more valuable" or "more important". What good is prejudice is you have no target supporting the arrogance?

    In other words, your focus is backwards. The "poor" are not the problem, the hoarders of wealth, the arrogant who value wealth over human dignity and the scourge of economic predators paying subsistence wages and scamming everyone they can are where the real problem lies.
    • Apr 30 2014: My focus is 50/50 but then again I agree with what you say because we have been blinded with all these reality tv shows and products coming out every month while our government killing us slowly and we work for their billion dollar companies getting paid unfair wage that can barely pay our rent , mortgage , car notes , utility bills and put food on the table for our families
  • Apr 29 2014: We should ask ouselves where poverty comes?In my opinion:it comes lack of good education.
    • Apr 29 2014: Poverty is a cycle that runs within the generation of a human being..
    • Apr 29 2014: Poverty is a lack of many resources but the main one is being lost and not having any of where to start next
    • Apr 30 2014: In the beginning everyone used to live in the forests like animals and then there no one was poor or rich . Whenever anyone felt hungry he/she/it just plucked the fruits ate them and no money was involved . The nature and the Trees never asked the people to pay money to the nature or the trees.

      But, Then Some clever guys who came with the Idea of LEADERSHIP and FOLLOWERSHIP chalked out the plan and overnight everything changed. The clever guys who called themselves as LEADERS took charge and control of the nature and said now everything is mine .

      If ever anyone feels hungry then people have to pay money to us then only we will allow the people to eat. Not only that , but to stay on earth people have to pay the money . And then this Chakraview(Cyclic Trap) of Rich and Poor came into existence.......... So, Now we have Rich and Poor people ...

      Those who have money they are rich but are poor in other aspects.
      Those who have other things are rich in those things but poor in money.

      A rich person buys Happiness and satisfaction by donating it to the poor . But, as poor are not aware that they are actually selling happiness and satisfaction to the rich , so they think that its a one way process.
  • Apr 25 2014: We can end poverty by sharing.
    • Apr 25 2014: I think we can end poverty when we call unite as a nation & stop all the racial slurs , & war that's going on.
      • Apr 26 2014: People get bored. Sharing gives us something to do.
        • Apr 26 2014: Sharing what , money & resources. Theirs a lot of greedy people out their ,Not everyone wants to share. When we the people can unite ,We can come up with plans & solutions to ending poverty.
        • Apr 26 2014: Poverty is a cycle that is constantly repeating it's self and in order to end poverty we have to stop the repeating cycle.
      • Apr 26 2014: Boredom is a cycle that is constantly repeating itself and in the end we will share what we don't already share because it will give us something to do.
        • Apr 26 2014: To do what go to war.
        • Apr 26 2014: To me it's 50/50. It's time our government unite and start passing bills that will help the people & the economy. & it's time we the people get off our tails and stop counting on government assistants and go find work if where mobile.
      • Apr 26 2014: People are getting bored with war.
        • Apr 26 2014: I know . People want peace & a stable economy
      • Apr 26 2014: People have already got peace and a stable economy.
      • Apr 26 2014: If you want less redistribution then vote for the less-tax party. If you want more then vote more-tax. If you want the environment to benefit from redistribution then vote Green. 
        http://www.ted.com/conversations/23973/why_should_there_be_wealth_dis.html?c=846665
      • Apr 29 2014: I can call a rich man any number of racial slurs and he doesn't lose any money thereby.
        • Apr 29 2014: That's true
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          May 1 2014: You, on the other hand, would impoverish yourself by doing so. You would not necessarily lose money, in fact you might even gain more, but you would lose a bit of yourself each time you did it.

          The rich man may have accumulated a lot of money, but he also lost a bit of himself each time he gained some. As long as his money distracts him, he doesn't notice he is being diminished.
    • May 1 2014: the point how people can come to share unconditionally?
      • May 1 2014: People get bored. You will get bored then think of an answer to your own question.
        • May 2 2014: Hi Dear Rodrigo Capucho Paulo,if you feel bored,just say:I feel bored...It is n't a good habit to say bored instead of others...Because you just can feel yourself bored or not but any others.
      • May 2 2014: OK. I'm researching boredom.
  • May 1 2014: Make food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, healthcare,educatiion, basic levels of communication and transportation, free to all, and let the poor remain poor. It's cheaper, easier, fairer that way...
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    May 1 2014: "When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need." Dalai Lama

    “The spiritual poverty of the Western World is much greater than the physical poverty of our people. You, in the West, have millions of people who suffer such terrible loneliness and emptiness. They feel unloved and unwanted. These people are not hungry in the physical sense, but they are in another way. They know they need something more than money, yet they don’t know what it is." Mother Teresa

    We can never end material poverty, but we can greatly reduce spiritual poverty.
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    May 1 2014: The Law of Reciprocity has been known in many forms. Christians call it the Golden Rule, but it has been professed through all spiritual, religious and philosophical teachings for millennia. But it hasn't been widely and consistently practiced. If we were to begin practicing the Law of Reciprocity, if we were to begin treating others as we ourselves wish to be treated, there would be no more poverty.

    Unfortunately, it's extremely unlikely that we're all going to wake up some morning and see not only the light of the Sun, but also the light of Love for our neighbors, and realize that everyone is our neighbor.

    We're all in this together; all beings are intimately and inextricably interconnected and interdependent. When one is impoverished, all are impoverished. Individuals truly thrive only when everyone thrives.

    When we can see, feel, know and understand this in our hearts and our minds, we will be naturally inspired and guided from within to care for and share with others.

    Until we become so enlightened, we can enact laws of mankind to remind and guide us in our behavior towards each other. Intelligently and wisely enacted laws of mankind can serve initially to enforce some degree of distributive justice that would otherwise arise naturally from our heart-felt sense of compassion.

    We need to get busy working on this. Our very survival depends on this.
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    Apr 30 2014: Here are two links that address the issue of poverty from an evolutionary perspective. The BIEN link is an international organization that has been championing this concept for years and has established like minded groups around the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income

    http://www.basicincome.org/bien/

    But those who believe their identity is tied to their "job" or their "career", or those who believe their value as human beings is primarily derived from their exchange of labour for wages, then these links and this concept will be rather difficult to grasp.

    However, if you believe that activities such as caring for infirm and/or dying family members or friends, or volunteering, or raising children, or being an artist, or having the time to fully grieve the loss of a lived one, or being involved in community projects, or being involved in amateur sports, or a host of other community and personally enriching endeavours can be more important to you than simply exchanging wages in some mind numbing office, factory or service job then the concept of a Basic Income may well be the thing for you.
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    Apr 30 2014: Here are two links that are dedicated to ending poverty and subsistence living. The second link is an international organization that has been instrumental in raising this consciousness.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income

    http://www.basicincome.org/bien/

    Of course it is crucial to bear in mind that such a concept as a Basic and Guaranteed Income is relatively new and means being able to think outside the closed minded box that so many of us have been indoctrinated with. If you believe that their value as a human being is defined by your "job" or your "career" then a BIEN probably is not of interest to you.

    However, If you believe that activities such as raising your children, caring for infirm and dying relatives, volunteering, being an artist, being free to grieve a lost one or deal with a family crisis, participating in community projects and other community and personally enriching endeavours are more important than simply exchanging your labour for wages in some mindless service, office or factory job than a BIEN may well be just the thing your looking for.
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    Apr 30 2014: well, I keep trying to interest people in the maasai diet. the Maasai are a tribe in Kenya who mostly live on milk and beef from their cattle. I have been living on milk and cream for the last five years, every day I drink between one and two gallons of milk, it could be skim, 1%, 2%, or whole, plus a little cream here and there, and hardly eat or drink anything else. It has been fantastic for my health, I have less pain, I look better, my weight is fantastic (165 pounds at six feet, one inch.) Besides being healthy and delicious, milk is cheap. I read that the average American spends about $9 a day on food, but I can live on two gallons of milk a day for $6. So it could help poor. I have made a YouTube video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GqdflEE-K0 My YouTube channel has other videos about living on milk, among other things I think it could help with many diseases, including AIDS and cancer, and am trying to interest the medical establishment in testing it.
  • Apr 30 2014: If poverty gets eradicated then how will people reduce their sins and increase their points to cross the gate enter the heaven ?

    If poverty gets eradicated then how till people seek happiness and Satisfaction ?

    If poverty gets eradicated then how will people earn name , fame and GOD Status ?

    If poverty gets eradicated then how will people boost their ego of being a (REHNUMA) of poor ?

    (REHNUMA : a person sent by GOD or at the Level of GOD with a lot of EGO. Example : If I would not have donated XYZ amount of money then the poor person would have almost died away.)
  • Apr 29 2014: i really don't know but....

    perhaps it will end when a new game is played.....
    and the game is invented by the poor....
    and it goes viral

    Whoever said "there's just one game on this playground" is just silly.....or controlling.
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    Apr 28 2014: Poverty is relative. One experiences poverty is so many ways if he/she is surrounded by people living in prosperity. A lifestyle that is considered middle class in one country may be considered rich in some countries or poor in some countries. A first world middle class lifestyle is a third world rich lifestyle.

    If everyone lives in "poverty", no one notices the difference. Poverty ends when everyone is enjoying the same lifestyle - which is unrealistic or unattainable. Some people are more gifted than others. Some are more responsible than others. Some study and work harder than others. And some are just more "lucky" than others.
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    Apr 26 2014: Abject or relative poverty?

    We can tackle abject poverty through education, health care, contraception, environmental conservation, soil irrigation housing, electricity and sanitation. Problem is government corruption and poor project management of aid programmes.

    Relative poverty will always be with us as it's comparative to what a society considers essential - having broadband is now considered a basic utility.

    What's more important is the increasing poverty of the human spirit. Why do comparatively wealthy people feel so unhappy?
    • Apr 26 2014: We can end "government corruption and poor project management of aid programmes" and, thus, abject poverty by sharing, more.

      ".. comparatively wealthy people feel so unhappy.. " because we are bored but we could cheer ourselves up by sharing, more, because it will give us something to do.
    • Apr 29 2014: Their also unhappy because they got the power to own any property but they don't have good within them that's why their so much greed within them.
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        Apr 30 2014: I would say many adults are unhappy because they are not parented enough as children (loved, accepted, guided, educated, encouraged, validated...). More and more of the world's population are expect to be employed - often working very long houses for basic pay. If they have children they often have no time to spend with them, or if they are wealthy, they pay for day care - not a good alternative. These children grow up physically, but are damaged emotionally. They have missed the care of being parented. Many are only able to measure self-esteem through money, status and goods. They've not developed enough to experience self-acceptance and self-respect so can't give it to others or their children. Many grow up to be poor patents, and so the devolution of the human race goes on down the generations.
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    Apr 26 2014: Education and compassion
    • Apr 26 2014: I agree because education is the key in today's world.
    • Apr 26 2014: And without education we can't get , Good paying jobs .