This discussion is not only political but it’s also a perspective on what is like to live in our society today. Many Americans are tired of talking and arguing about politics, even me. This political fatigue has spread all around the country in the last period, but I want to bring it back to the table for a good cause.
I haven’t run out of facts why my political views are right, but there is a group of people that I constantly run in to that make me explain myself over and over again, and often without a result.
In my opinion there is nothing wrong in paying little extra for our everyday meals, not if it means that these extra money will provide a better life for underpaid workers. What I mean is, if you are not willing to spend couple of cents more on your meal in order to save someone from a miserable life than you are nothing like me.
I pay taxes. The money I give for taxes go to many public organizations, like schools hospitals and so on. I am willing to pay my taxes and contribute for quality education for children despite the fact I don’t have or plan to have children.
You need to be extremely selfish to see this as unfair. It is common benefit if kids have better education. They simply deserve that!
The same goes for health care. I don’t mind paying that bit extra if it means that my neighbors, friends and family can access free and quality healthcare. We all know that not everyone can be rich, and there will be some people that are less fortune and poor. This shouldn’t mean that they deserve to die if they happen to need hospital treatment.
It is like you sentence them to death only because they are poor. If you are willing to let these people die just to save couple of cents per month than you have a strange and very different view on life than me! No one should be sent back from the hospital simply because of lack of money.
Empathy is one of the most humane emotions one can have. I really don’t know how to teach you to feel this emotion. To me, it is not understandable how someone can be willing to let thousands of people die and suffer every day only so that he can pay less in taxes.
The thing is that this small amount of money you’ll be giving away won’t make a difference to the quality of your life, but it might save someone else’s life.
A political debate with these people is simply not possible for me. This debate wouldn’t be a simple political discussion, but a more fundamental discussion for the struggles of life that people have every day.
It would be a discussion of how mean the society we have created is. I would have to teach the other person what is right and what is wrong, what it means to be a good person and what it means to be a bad person. Here, discussion is simply not possible.
If you ask me there are many ways to increase the minimum wage, to make access to healthcare possible for every American, and to make education less expensive and better for every kid in America. The only thing we need is the will to do it.
If you don’t mind that all this necessary things are out of reach to your fellow citizens than you can stop reading this article right here and right now. I have nothing more to say to you.
I can debate all day long about why you should care about your fellow human beings! At the end the single fact that many political parties consider this normal is terrifying!
The problem is the attitude that is more and more popular in the American society. “I have good life that is what is important, who cares about others”. This is the attitude I am talking about, and it is so wrong. You need to be in the less fortune to see why this is so bad.
It seems to me that it was not always like this. But I am young, so maybe I am just facing reality now. Maybe the social media just showed the problems of others more clearly.
Anyway, regardless of this attitude being new or old, it is not good and changes needed to be done! The first change needs to happen in your heads! We all need to be more considerate of other people!
I know that this article won’t impact the selfish and mean people. But at least I tried. I can only hope that the good people are still the majority in this country and that changes will happen.
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