Taking Care of the Basics.
basic needs that are necessary for life, for one to successfully
function within the society, should no longer be entrusted to the
sphere of economics, an arcane discipline that is incomprehensible
even to the experts. The access to the basic necessities can not be
considered a privilege, nor a handout, but a thing that is
necessary for a healthy existence of humankind. Every human's
access to the basic needs fulfillment is the sane, sustainable base
for life on this planet.
The basic human needs are having good food, water, and a place to
rest and to take care of one's basic necessities--a home. People
who are prevented from fulfilling those very basic needs not only
suffer themselves, but they also become a burden on the
society--people under stress are more likely to become ill
(both--physically and mentally), and they are more likely to engage
in antisocial activities.
Defining the basics human needs must not be a mere exercise of
personal opinions, but has to be backed by showing fully and
exhaustively the advantages of having those basics fully attended
to; by showing that fulfilling of those basic needs is necessary in
order for humanity to be fully sane and fully sustainable.
It is urgent to take care of the basic problems of our society in a
transparent and perpetually self-sustainable manner. Merely chasing
after symptoms, rather than addressing the root causes of our
problems, will never result in any worthwhile achievements.
It must be seen clearly that without assuring the fulfillment of
the basic needs of every human the whole society will suffer, and
that any and all problems humankind is experiencing will continue
to be exacerbated indefinitely, if those problems are not tracked
down to where they stem from, and there solved no less than as best
as we are capable of.
If we take care of the basic needs now, any future crises yet to
come will be easier to bear and to deal with. If we don't take care
of the basics now, we and our descendants might even never be able
to pay for the consequences of not doing so.
This country is responsible for spreading of many ideas
globally--for better, or for worse. Now is a chance for doing a
really good turn to the whole Earth!
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