Can anyone explain to me the circle of poverty?
do you mean "cycle" of poverty?
I don't think of things in a very linear way. To me, certain factors are NOT either causes or effects. To me, poverty is both a result of people's dysfunction as well as a cause of their dysfunction. I don't see the world in terms of simple problems with simple solutions.
I used to have a real problem picking fights with conservative thinkers on the internet regarding their philosophies and ideologies. They frequently tended to blame people who are poor, black, Hispanic, gay/lesbian/transgendered/etc. or who otherwise often feel that they are suffering... for their own misfortunes. And by ignoring their own privilege and advantages, conservative thinkers tended to claim that they made the "right choices" in life and worked very very hard for everything
they now enjoy.
On the other side, I often picked apart very liberal thinkers for tending to victimize anyone who doesn't currently enjoy a financially stable existence in upper-middle class America. To this extreme, people are purely a result of their environments and any resulting inequity is due to systemic injustice. Obviously the division in these opinions can often be seen along religious and political lines as well.
My take assumes both are true in the sense that they occur in a cycle. People grow up in poverty, often without role models, necessary educational resources, adequate parenting, or suitable neighborhoods and social networks. In short, they grow up in a locus of oppression. This portends an inability to make wise, long-term oriented decisions that could significantly (and, to the privileged person, easily) improve their lives. These poor decisions (i.e. having children) tend to trap them in low-paying, unstable employment without windows for escape. See the cycle? Oppression/poverty --> poor decisions --> Oppression/poverty for their children --> poor decisions... I'm sure this is obvious to everyone.
So how do we fight it? From both directions at the same time; by assuming an attitude that neither ignores the oppressive structures built into our society, nor victimizes and disempowers those who suffer most from those oppressive structures.
As a clinician, it's important that I identify how unfair life has been for my clients when they're struggling. Doing so is critical for them to even feel safe opening up to me. At the same time, I cannot be content to just cry and be upset with them about how unfair life is. At some point, I have to convey the notion that they are responsible for their own decisions and that they are the ones who are most able to create change for themselves. Clients must feel empowered to ignite change in their own lives in spite of whatEVER barriers, micro-level or macro, exist for them. Blaming everyone and everything ELSE for their misfortune is detrimental to their motivation, in my opinion.
Poverty is the inability to fulfill the minimum requirements of life. The minimum require met occludes food, clothing,housing,education,and health facilities. If these minimum needs are not fulfilled,ma undergoes pains and sufferings. There is loss of health and efficiency. As a result, it becomes difficult to increase production or to get rid of poverty i future. Poverty and low level of output start chasing each other.A country continues to e poor simply because it is poor: Povertyt breeds itself or multiplies itself.
The concept is very simple. If you are poor, you are less likely to have good health care, to get a good education, and to have access to financial markets. You are also more likely to have lots of children, hoping they will care for you when you get old.
Because of these things, you will likely continue to be low paid and poor. Thus, poverty is often called a trap. Poverty itself keeps a person and their family members in poverty.
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