I’m unsure of your background but I suspect you’ve never lived in/near a deeply impoverished area. Areas that face serious poverty emanate psychological quirks & social ripples, they are rather draining. I’m not making excuses for underachievers, I’m just saying ignoring their reality won’t help the situation.
If you’ve been poor and beat the odds like several people I know, congrats. In this country I believe poverty stems from lack of motivation, my big concern is that low motivation easily turns into a downward spiral. It’s no different than being obese really, which most often starts with low self esteem and eating for comfort. As bad eating habits lead to more & more weight gain the depression worsens…on goes the cycle. I can feel eyes rolling already, “white mans guilt” “bleeding heart” yada yada. To squash that right quick…I personally think the government needs to stop satiating underachievers, “necessity is the mother of all invention”, right?
As I see it, without pain there can be no understanding of pleasure. This is why I asked what others thought the solution may be, there surely must be a way to motivate the un-motivated. Has bitching about the situation, turning our backs on it and/or trying to move away solved it? It’s a tough problem to solve…how do you reduce crime without satiating? If you must satiate, how do you satiate without demotivating?
Whatever the solution something’s gotta give here. Kids continue to be born into poverty and having shitty/depressed parents causes both the innocent kids AND hard working Americans problems. Can we fix people and require testing to reverse the process allowing reproduction? LOL