TIMES ARE CHANGING – THE REAL VALUE OF POVERTY

 

Poverty is very high and, the statistics are even higher for some groups such as children, the elderly and the sick, but the difficulty is so misconstrued, because people only think of poverty as something that is drastic and endangers one’s life, like in developing countries. p19_poverty11

 

Nevertheless, poverty is extremely real and, it brings unhappiness to people’s lives and, is a direct assault on people’s basic rights and, restricts opportunities so that they can’t reach their full potential, it also excludes people socially and, limits their access to resources and, opportunities and, makes them feel discriminated against. Unknown

 

It makes them feel vulnerable and, at risk because they are without those resources.  They end up owing money, suffer poor health and, also have an education disadvantage and, live in inadequate housing and, they end up in relative poverty.

 

Some can only provide low-priced food, fruit and vegetables to feed their children is too costly and, healthier food is too dear for them to buy.

 

The trouble is not that they run out of cash, there was no money in the first place and, the problem is that they live their whole life that way and, their children grow up that way too – try explaining that unfairness to your children. images

 

Some people lose friends because they can’t take part in interests that others can, some can’t even go to self-help classes because that needs money and, there’s no additional money to do these things.

 

The system is too complex and, people don’t know where to go to get what.

 

Now that they’ve brought in the “under occupancy”, people can’t pay this extra money and, they will end up on the streets.  Some will end up sleeping in cardboard boxes, some will attempt to get assistance, but they will be challenged with huge red tape, having to tell their story several times, again and again before they might get somewhere and, they may get a little sympathy from someone, but the rules still stop effective help.

 

The way people look at you is humiliating and, you are not deemed a human being.

 

Sometimes animals are better protected and, you struggle, but there is no real hope any longer.

 

Children won’t be able to ask their friends over anymore, because in the end homes will be too small, so they will be excluded and, then they will be required to lead a invisible life.

 

Parents of children will no longer be able to pay for school holidays or cultural pursuits and, children will bequeath their parents poverty.

 

IS THIS OUR FUTURE?

 

Published by Angela Lloyd

My vision on life is pretty broad, therefore I like to address specific subjects that intrigue me. Therefore I really appreciate the world of politics, though I have no actual views on who I will vote for, that I will not tell you, so please do not ask! I am like an observation station when it comes to writing, and I simply take the news and make it my own. I have no expectations, I simply love to write, and I know this seems really odd, but I don't get paid for it, I really like what I do and since I am never under any pressure, I constantly find that I write much better, rather than being blanketed under masses of paperwork and articles that I am on a deadline to complete. The chances are, that whilst all other journalists are out there, ripping their hair out, attempting to get their articles completed, I'm simply rambling along at my convenience creating my perfect piece. I guess it must look pretty unpleasant to some of you that I work for nothing, perhaps even brutal. Perhaps I have an obvious disregard for authority, I have no idea, but I would sooner be working for myself, than under somebody else, excuse the pun! Small I maybe, but substantial I will become, eventually. My desk is the most chaotic mess, though surprisingly I know where everything is, and I think that I would be quite unsuited for a desk job. My views on matters vary and I am extremely open-minded to the stuff that I write about, but what I write about is the truth and getting it out there, because the people must be acquainted. Though I am quite entertained by what goes on in the world. My spotlight is mostly to do with politics, though I do write other material as well, but it's essentially politics that I am involved in, and I tend to concentrate my attention on that, however, information is essential. If you have information the possibilities are endless because you are only limited by your own imagination...

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