we all rise or we all fall. If we don't help each other out then what are we saying? we are saying that we aren't united as one country who cares for others and their well being. This society will be the only chance for us as a whole to become the best.
"suggests noble ancestry constrains to honorable behavior; privilege entails to responsibility" -Oxford English Dictionary -
"with great power there must also come great responsibility"-Uncle Ben-
With all joking aside, those with the capability to do the most good, ought to do the most good. Additionally, if the standard of living in a nation can be raised to a level where all people have an abundance of quality living, we can finally get over the trivial pursuits of selfishness, greed, gluttony, envy, pride, war, hoarding and other social tools used for manipulative control and propaganda.
Aiding the less fortunate is more than just feeding them out of pity, guilt, or even social obligation; it is about apprenticing him in your trade; teaching him to be his own businessman and creating healthy competition, either with him as a partner trading outward "paying it forward", or as a dynamic competitor; where you are both driven to produce the highest quality of service of work, while keeping respect for each other.
Sadly though, helping hands are not always welcome. For those that do not want better for themselves, for those that do not grasp the open hand, the individuals that do not want to be raised along side the nation, they will not be shunned from a quality life. They may not choose to participate directly, but when the nation rises we rise together. Even the lowest of lows are elevated. This is the nobles obligation to his people.
I am a big believer that everyone has a moral responsibility to try to help others that cannot help themselves. Whether this means giving money to the Salvation Army, donating to the local homeless shelter, or even just donating blood, I think everyone should try to help others that are less fortunate. That does not release individuals from trying to help themselves. I think it should only apply to less fortunate members that cannot help themselves.
If my neighbor were hungry, I would offer him food, period. It is the
duty of every human being to provide at least some help to those in need
and society, in general, should be cognitive and responsive to the desperation that exists.
YES! Its not fair that children that have cancer thats famous gets everything under the sun! But what about they other kids thats not???!! Huh?! SO THEN ITS NOT FAIR THAT UNGRATEFUL, OUT OF CONTROL CELEBRITIES GETS EVERYTHING, AND THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS THATS REALLY KIND IN THE HEART THAT DESERVES IT MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN MOST CELEBRITIES!!!!!!!
Societies exist for a purpose. Otherwise, they would cease to exist. If that purpose is not to create a safe place, a safety net that will protect the less fortunate members, then what is it? Societies first began to exist with the division of labor: I can kill a dinosaur better than you can, but I can't make a really good spear like you can, so let's trade my dinosaur meat for a new spear. It's as simple as that, no matter how complex that "skill trading" seems to have become. If each of us could do every task with equal skill and ease, then we would not need to live in a society at all. There are always going to be some individuals in a society who are "behind the curve" and have not developed, or are not capable of developing, the skills that are currently needed in that society. They are a product of the direction that society has taken, and of the skill sets that society has decided are needed. If the only value we assign to individuals is their ability to produce, then we are back in the dinosaur age. We are, hopefully, more evolved and more caring than that.
Society should want all of its members to thrive. This means that, at times, they must assist their less fortunate members, so that one day, they can be valuable, and an asset to society.
I think that society is not doing enough in helping with justice and human rights. Society just larger influences media. Think about it for a second, if we are a part of society, and we have impacted media in such a dramatic way then we should be able to influence and impact the less fortunate member in our community in a dramatic way as well. We ourselves, as a society have still not fully realized our potential, therefore not much is still being done.
Until every member of our society is given equal opportunity to contribute to the best of his or her ability, we will continue to be plagued by poverty, violence, and inequality. This “every man for himself” mentality will only get us so far, and I believe that we are at a critical point in human history where we must either change our attitudes or continue down a path of certain destruction and ultimate extinction.
Almost every culture and religion hold that society has a responsibility to help out the less fortunate. This help can come in many forms, and does not always have to involve either a church or the state. Society, in general, does however have to help the needy, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps create a more stable and fair community.
It is not up to the rest of the people to make up for other people's stupidity and selfishness. We are all adults and make adult decisions. If you are dumb enough to not plan for things, then you should not have to rely on others to carry you through life. I do believe, at times, that people do go through hard times and could deserve a helping hand, for a short period of time. But, under no circumstances, should society have to provide for them the whole time.
The majority of the less fortunate got themselves in that position in the first place. Why should we be responsible for their stupid actions? We were able to become successful and so can the less fortunate. We shouldn't have to provide for them when they're surely can provide for themselves.