It is humane to help the poor and the needy. It is humane to extend a loving hand to those not as lucky as others maybe. But has anyone thought of it the other way too? Other way, how?¬†Too much of freebies push the extreme poor in a state of carelessness. It is not that they cannot find work or cannot earn a living, especially in a country like India. In fact unemployment is lowest amongst the poor. There are a number of reasons as to why they still remain in a very bad shape. Most are due to wrong distribution of the actual government and private doles and taking advantage of their poor state. But advantage is been taken of even the most educated too.¬†
However, there are few reasons where the poor themselves are responsible and largely the male species amongst them. Shocked? Hard to say this but yes! And what reasons they may be?
The poorest and the poor have the highest number of children. It is easy for a man to have unprotected sex and blame the so called gods for the birth of the army of children. When it comes to taking the responsibility, they shirk them, run away or remain unmoving in fulfilling them. Only miniscule number of men actually takes on the responsibilities of their broods in every way. When children are born to them, they are pushed into working at a young age, sold, abandoned or not taken care of, leading to their early death or them being abused. Most of the time they are left to fend for themselves or left at the mercy of the government and kind hearted people.
What such poor people do not realize is that by giving birth to so many kids that they cannot take care of is putting an immense burden on the government finances that in turn easily pass it on to other people. No government in the world gives anything for free; it is always paid for by others, in form of taxes of all kinds and sometimes emotional donations.
It is a misconception to think that every Indian who does not fall in the bracket of poor is rich. What they do not see is that there is a huge, really huge middle class population at varied financial levels who too are struggling to earn their livelihood and maintain their survival above the waters of being pushed down as poor. They have worked to get out of the cycle of poverty and yet they are too far away from being called rich.
When such classes of people have to strive hard to maintain their family, obviously they will not like it that they are forced to maintain children of the poor parents who have left them to their mercies. It is actually unfair in every aspect! Is it not their prerogative to even think of others who are working hard day and night to also survive at a different level to be told to take care of the poor as well! Is it fair that because of their carelessness and state of apathy they are burdening the people who eventually pay for their various free schemes at all levels of their living. Every middle class family is actually also supporting at least one or two poor families though unknowingly and maybe unwillingly.
The rise in population puts a severe strain on resources, thereby pushing the prices of everything. In turn the middle class have to work or sacrifice things for themselves and their loved ones to pay off the rising inflation that also covers all the freebies and subsidies given to the poor in the name of charity, in the name of humanity. This is nothing short of emotional blackmail. It is not being selfish but being practical.
In countries like India, hardly any freebies or subsidies reach the needy; it heir own gains. Thus the poor always remain poor and the debt burden is pushed to the working class. e and sold back in open mais always inevitably siphoned off by the middle people and sold back in open markets or used for their own gains. Thus the poor always remain poor and the debt burden is pushed completely to the working class. It is a gross negligence on the part of the government. Still the root cause of all these freebies and subsidies that are aimed for the poor in the first place are because the population of such poor is on the rise. If more and more poor people start taking responsibilities of their families and making sure they do not give birth to more than they can manage; they too will be able to walk out of the cycle of poverty that lasts the entire lifetime.
It is not rocket science, the poor are human beings who possess a basic common sense and sense of logic. Education has nothing to do with normal paternal/maternal instincts. Simple observation and analysis is required that is wired in all human brains by default; provided it is used.
There is no free lunch, someone always pays for it and mostly it is through unfair means.
This is the factual and real economy that exists in all countries not on basis of humanity or kindness but hard core reality of struggling, living and dying. Humanity works both ways, for rich and poor. If the affordable lends a helping hand; the poor have to also make sure that they do not stretch the kindness so long and hard that it breaks. Humanity goes both ways!