While there are those who maintain that poverty is debilitating, this world’s greatest innovations have come from those who were living in poverty. In fact, the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” speaks directly to this fact.
There will always be those who live in poverty. However, it is best that living in poverty is the choice of the individual and not of a few who seek to control the conditions of poverty.
This is the basis of honest competition, if you choose to buy then “caveat emptor.” The buyer must take some responsibility for taking ownership. If one chooses not to do the due diligence required to make a knowledgeable decision then there should be no legal recourse necessary.
However, if one does an appropriate amount of due diligence in understanding the contract parameters then one walks away from an unsuccessful venture having learned what not to do as well as what should be done but again, there should be no legal recourse necessary.
There is a difference between living in poverty and having an impoverished spirit.
An impoverished spirit tells a child that selling drugs to get money is more important than fighting for their right to an excellent education.
An impoverished spirit tells a child that suing an individual for being hit by a car while walking in the street makes getting hit by a car and possibly suffering paralysis, an answer to realizing their gifts and talents to become something wonderful in life.
It is not poverty that is debilitating it is the impoverished spirit of poverty that perpetuates the despair felt by those who have become enslaved to a system of education that emphasizes dollars and data over gifts and talents in order to guide the direction of educational success.
We must change the direction of education towards providing every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, experiential, arts based, education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming a knowledgeable, concerned, actively engaged citizen of these United States.
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