Money is a necessary and vital commodity for all of us. The effects of being poor or simply just substandard can be devastating, and at times life threatening. Throughout this paper I will discuss the effects of being unfortunate. Being one who experiences poverty doesn’t necessarily make you mediocre to the rest of society but there are several factors why some people are poor. As a freshman in college I consider my poverty being broke and not being able to eat or buy what I want all the time, but that’s far from being in poverty in reality. One effect of poverty hunger.
It is said that “money makes the world go around”. Having some money, whether a little, or a lot is essential for one to have some quality of living. The effects of not having enough could result in poverty. Poverty can cause a myriad of problems, such as crimes, health and medical problems, relationship breakdowns, and drug abuse. Hunger, is a big part of poverty. While the average person can survive three weeks without food, water is a completely different thing. The average adult body is made up of 60% water.
Being poor, homeless or not as fortunate as others leads to this effect. During this stage you’re not able to pick and choose what time you want to eat meals and decide on what you want to eat. Not knowing when you’ll be able to eat again can cause people to reach what some may call the “breaking point”. The breaking point is described as the moment of greatest strain at which someone gives way. To get past this “breaking point” one might find the easy way to relieve the stress such as drugs or alcohol.
Thus being said being hunger can mess with the person’s mental and health issues. No man or woman should be hit with this effect or being in poverty period. Things happen in life where we fall and can get back up or we are too far away from the ledge to get back up and therefore be stuck in the pit of poverty. As you can see being hungry affects people in many ways we don’t even know. Not only do adults suffer through poverty, but kids of all sizes and ages deal with it and never been able to live a enjoyable life and be a child. Kids who aren’t forutane as other kids and live in poverty go through more severe health problems.
Majority of children exposed to poverty at a young age tend to have bigger psychological problems down the road. This is because with poverty, you are more likely to be exposed to stress. As mentioned earlier in my paper, crime is often a big problem that stems from poverty. Poverty creates a lack a resources. Therefore one might feel the only option left is to do what they can to survive whether that is stealing food out of grocery store to selling drugs to simply just have money. This connects to another issue I brought up, drug abuse.
In our society, a familiar belief when discussing poverty is that “whatever the person did to put themselves in that predicament, can get themselves out”. This ideal belief is not always the case. Our socioeconomic status creates more room for error within communities living in poverty. Socioeconomic is dealing with the interaction of social and economic factors. This type of economic environment creates a flight-on-flight process which basically means that one will do what they have to, to survive.