Dealing with social evils

On the What are Social Evils page you can read about social evils and find some examples which explain how social evils are placed within our society. In this section we would like to take a step back and analyze some of the more underlying aspects that could possibly cause social evils to happen in the first place.

There is an expression in Dutch saying: prevention is better than cure. Though it may be applied on a wide variety of subjects, we think it’s an interesting way of looking at the problems we are facing right now. Like mentioned before, some of the most notable issues the British people acknowledged are poverty, inequality and losing the sense of family and community.

One participant said some rather intriguing things in respect to the matter. He felt like almost everything in our modern day society is based around money and owning stuff. The more you have, the more successful you are. There’s not much wrong with having enough, but there seems to be more and more pressure on people aim higher and higher and to want more and more.

What we see here touches on one of the fundamental aspects of being human, namely our sense of self awareness. One thing that greatly distinguishes humans from many other animals here on earth is our ability to be self-aware.

Looking at oneself and reflecting upon one’s actions is a crucial skill people should develop in order to become more adept in life. Just like cats and learn how to avoid danger, people should learn how to treat each other when looking at issues like poverty and inequality.

So is there an answer on how to deal with social evils? No, probably not. The matter is so complex and deeply rooted in our entire being and way of living that drastic change should be made in order to get rid of some of the evils mentioned earlier. However, it is most likely that this will not happen any time soon. Before people can truly understand one another and cope with fundamental issues within society, they must first learn to understand themselves and their way of live.