Honors Sophomore English, 4
February 6, 2013
Homeless and Hopeless
Why do we work so hard? Why do we go through school and college just to get stuck at work all day? The answer is poverty. Poverty is the fear and scourge of all—the hidden evil that forces us to embrace our inner motivation. Unfortunately for the destiny of humanity, the majority of people selfishly work only for themselves, but throughout history there have always existed the unique and selfless people who work towards the greater good. Men like Karl Marx, who systematically planned out a government where everyone was equal, or Mao Zedong , who helped the rural poor of China, were just the pioneers of greater good humanitarians. Recently, putting people in communes and utilizing communism have not worked to alleviate the poor of their respective countries. With today’s technology and innovations, a more obvious solution would be to send all those suffering through poverty into space.
Poverty tugs at our mirror neurons, our sympathy, and our wallets. With more and more poor people on the moon or the International Space Station, common people will be relieved of awkward situations and stress. Being shot off into space will also give the poor people a reason to live. Rather than scrambling around all day looking for food to survive off of, the famine stricken will have a reason to live – they can contribute to society by helping scientists with their research. Better yet, poor people will also have food, water, and luxuries that they could not have on earth. Even NASA supports such an outlook on space: “Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system” (NASA par.2). NASA, the world’s leading corporation on space exploration, still supports Human Space exploration. Even they consider most knowledge about the universe to be virtually unknown to today’s time. By sending homeless people...
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