Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Article excerpt

Politics are fickle, and no one wants a negative message. Therefore the plight of the socially outcast and downtrodden is ignored, swept under the carpet and gets no traction on political main street. This is not only unjust, unfair and callous, it is also bad business. The consequences of the inability of society to maximize the chances that each and every individual becomes able to contribute meaningfully and honestly to the common good are huge. In the long run, it is much cheaper to invest in this than to pay for not investing in this. The human and fiscal cost of letting children grow up under hostile and mind numbing conditions is not easy to estimate, but it is clear that this cost is mind boggling, when one figures it environmentally. Further, preventable conditions that lead to disability in adulthood are the main cause of what is commonly known as depression, most of which is a natural reaction to a life of degrading communications. …

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