Altruism: n. excessive selfless devotion to the welfare of others
Give a human food and they will need more the next day. Have a human learn skills for a job and they will be able to feed themselves for a long time.
Unfortunately the education system is largely a failure teaching liberal arts in a fun easy way and the result is graduates with poor job skills needed for the technological 21st century. My evergreen truth book EDUCATION REFORM details how to make education relevant again to the needs of future society.
Altruism is supposed to be the opposite of selfishness so it is frequently considered an admirable trait. Realistically the extreme altruist is one who distributes the information, goods, and services of others to the needy and doesn’t produce anything him or herself. If we were all extreme altruist then we would very quickly run out of things to distribute to the poor and this is an unacceptable state of affairs for any civilization.
There are many badly educated citizens without jobs who need some form of government altruism or welfare to keep them from criminal activity or starvation. These are the destitute and also unemployed who include adult students, unwed mothers, and unemployed and destitute adults. Our current welfare system creates a culture of dependency or a welfare trap from which it is hard to escape.
Society needs a safety net for the unfortunate and handicapped citizens but there should also be the hope that through personal time, effort, ability, and achievement you can reeducate yourself and escape the welfare trap with a good paying job in society.
Online free education in a technological field should be available for free to all those realizing that a bad education means staying on welfare or in jail for the rest of your life. Liberal arts education is job poor so it should not be given for free to all those on welfare.
Yes, welfare dependency will continue on into the future but to make it efficient all those on welfare should not be permitted to drive a motorized vehicle and the government should deliver basic standardized necessities door to door to the unemployed and also destitute. My evergreen truth book CHANGES IN WELFARE LAWS details what a just welfare system would be like and altruism would not be running amok as it is in the present welfare system which we now have.
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