Poverty : A Terrible Twist Essay

1524 Words Nov 14th, 2016 7 Pages
Poverty. A terrible twist in fate? An unlucky roll of the dice? Poverty is an illness with no cure. Poverty is losing your job and not being able to recover from it. Poverty is having no family to be able to support you. Poverty today is a problem that is affecting many countries worldwide, it is invisible to the human eye. Less fortunate people do not have a say for much in the country, their viewpoints tend to be overlooked.. In America today the poverty level is 15.1%, poverty is a vicious never ending cycle that consumes thousands of lost souls every year. There is no known cure to poverty. Benjamin Franklin once said, “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading them out of it.” Poverty can be prevented through acts of leadership, just simply giving money to the poor only worsens the problem, it is only a temporary fix. The only way we can cure poverty is come together as a community and be a dynamic force leading them out of it.In order for the never ending cycle of poverty to cease to exist, they need to be directed and lead out of poverty.
Poverty does not happen all at once, there is not only one cause for this suffering, there is many social and economic factors that come into play. Many people want to help the people less fortunate than themselves, however most people do not know what to do to help, or where to start. The start is simply…

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