Wealth and poverty represent two things that are completely opposite to each other. Wealth is the state that everyone likes and wishes to get. In contrast, poverty is the nightmare everyone rejects. But both of them are commonly seen in every society. There is no society, no matter which political ideology it adheres, that its people live in the same position and with the same property. The wealthy and the poor have a close relationship. They can be the help-providers to each other. The wealthy can use their money to build the social infrastructures such as schools, roads, orphanages, or they can make investment to provide the job to the poor. In return, the poor can provide them the labors, securities, reputations or even the power. However, poverty also results in many problems. Some poor people, because they can not support their living, involve in illegal activities. They can robe or even kill someone in favor of getting money or some properties. Sometimes, they also involve in some illegal business such as drug trafficking or weapon smuggling. In some cases, because their self-esteem fall down, they think their society does not care of them and reject them. So, they happen to do something to harm their own society; they become gangsters and provoke many fights. Because poverty is an obstacle to developing our society, some vital strategies should be set up. The question is how can we reduce the poverty and try to eliminate such inactions in our society. It is hard to solve this problem, and especially it needs a strong commitment from both the government and the rich or the wealthy. In our society as the example, some of the wealthy are behind those social inactions. No doubt, they have no willing to eliminate the poverty because it is the poor who are the dynamic forces to help them to get success in their illegal business. If they eliminate poverty, who can work for them? In addition, such inactions in our society can not be completely rooted out, for most of the criminal are poor and are prevented by the wealthy. Those criminals can not be arrested, for they are the significant witnesses of many crimes and illegal businesses. Moreover, some of the wealthy are ones who cause the poverty. They invest in casinos or lottery corporations. Thus, some people, because addicted, sell out their poverty to take risk with gambling. Sooner or later, they fall deeply into poverty. Again, to reduce the poverty, it needs a strong commitment from the government and the contribution from the wealthy. Government must enforce the implementation of the law to ensure that all criminals and their bakers, no matter who they are, are arrested and sentenced. Anyway, government should ensure that the poor can also get profits from the economic growth. Along with this, the wealthy also play an important role. They can use their money to make investment and provide many kinds of legal jobs to the poor or establish vocational training schools to provide the poor the exact skills. In sum, the wealthy and the poor are the two important elements in a social process.Written by: Ty Phearom, a senior student of English Literature at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) Email: email@example.com
The Reflection of Wealth and Poverty into Our Society
January 24, 2011
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Coming from a simple family in Kampot province of Cambodia, I’ve spent most part of my teenage years in learning and working. Through those experiences, I’ve built myself up from the ground and finally, become an entrepreneur running a media production company with my co-founder.
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