James’ teacher gives students timed essays throughout the year to prepare them for the SAT. This week she let James write his outside of class and we are going to see if he is able in the future to do timed essays on the letter board. Here is the first writing prompt. He had a lot to say!
Many people are philanthropists, giving money to those in need. And many people believe that those who are rich—those who can afford to give the most—should contribute the most to charitable organizations. Others, however, disagree. Why should those who are more fortunate than others have more of a moral obligation to help those who are less fortunate?
Assignment: Should people who are more fortunate than others have more of a moral obligation to help those who are less fortunate? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
THERE IS A LARGE DISCREPANCY BETWEEN SOCIAL CLASSES IN AMERICA. THE HIGHER SOCIAL CLASS HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF RESOURCES, WHERE AS THE LOWER SOCIAL CLASS STRUGGLES TO MEET BASIC NEEDS. THE WORLD ALSO HAS THIS DISCREPANCY ON A LARGER SCALE. COUNTRIES BOND TOGETHER TO PROVIDE AID IN AN EFFORT TO HELP THE WORLD AS A WHOLE. THE MORE FORTUNATE IN AMERICA SHOULD GIVE MORE TO THE LESS FORTUNATE IN SOCIETY.
RESEARCHERS STATE THAT HUMANS HAVE BASIC NEEDS THAT NEED TO BE MET TO SURVIVE. THESE INCLUDE FOOD, WATER, AND SHELTER. THE RICH CAN AFFORD HEALTHY FOOD, UNLIKE THE POOR WHO OFTEN EAT WHATEVER THEY CAN, IF ANYTHING. ALSO WATER IS OFTEN SCARCE AND NOT CLEAN FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS. MANY MORE FORTUNATE PEOPLE HAVE MULTIPLE HOUSES, WHILE OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE LIVE HOMELESS. WE ARE MAKING CHOICES TO LET PEOPLE STRUGGLE WHEN WE DO NOT HELP THEM.
IN OUR HISTORY THE UNITED STATES HAS LEAD THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN THEIR MISSION TO AID THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES. THEY SEND FOOD, MEDICINE, AND PEOPLE TO HELP COMMUNITIES DEVELOP. AS A COUNTRY WE HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE, SO AS INDIVIDUALS WE SHOULD AS WELL. WE USE TOURISM TO BOOST DEVELOPING ECONOMIES SO WE SHOULD ALSO SHOP LOCAL BUSINESSES. IF YOU HAVE GOOD RESOURCES YOU SHOULD SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY JUST AS OUR COUNTRY SUPPORTS THE WORLD.
RESOURCES ARE PRECIOUS AND SHOULD BE CONSERVED. WHEN PEOPLE LACK BASIC NEEDS THEY GENERALLY BECOME SICK AND NEED MEDICAL CARE.. IF WE AS A SOCIETY PROVIDED THE BASIC NEEDS THEN WE MAY PREVENT FUTURE MEDICAL BILLS. HELPING PEOPLE LESS FORTUNATE HELPS ALL OF SOCIETY.
THE FORTUNATE HAVE THE MORAL OBLIGATION TO HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS TO ALL OF SOCIETY. IT HELPS PROVIDE THE BASIC NEEDS AND IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. IT ALSO DECREASES THE FUTURE BURDEN ON SOCIETY. IMPORTANTLY, GOD INTENDED FOR HIS PEOPLE TO CARE FOR EACH OTHER. IT IS A MORAL OBLIGATION FOR ALL PEOPLE TO HELP OTHERS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE MORE RESOURCES.