I ran across this article on Huffington Post and felt the need to share it. Regardless of your politics, I hope you will read it wit an open mind and heart. I believe this article may actually contain the key to addressing the poverty problem, if only because it might engender greater understanding and empathy. After all, the first step toward solving social issues is to stop blaming the victims. Note, I’m not trying to encourage “victim mentality”, but rather seek to understand the views of those that feel helpless and hopeless. Understanding the root cause of these views hints at how to effectively address them What we as a society are doing at present isn’t working. Please read and try to put yourself in her place.
Here’s Why Poor People’s Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense – http://huff.to/1e9KHKX