Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, October 20th, 2017

Achieving Balance in Society

Though human beings claim to have evolved and developed to a great extent, they have not been able to provide some of the very basic requirements to their own selves. There are millions of people around the world who do not possess the rudimentary requirements to live alive. This fact has made them suffer to a large extent. As, they are not able to find their basic requirements, they are not capable of thinking beyond them. Most of their lives are spent in struggle to fulfill those requirements, and stay away from the different sorts of achievements, which can only be a luxury for them.
The basic requirements of the human beings are their basic rights and the states wherein the people live must guarantee affordable supply of these needs. Having acquired their basic needs, human beings can move towards their self actualization and personality development. In the process, they can prove to be positive members of the society as well. But human beings have badly failed to eliminate poverty and provide for the rudimentary requirements even in the presence of unlimited resources.
Why have they failed in doing so? Though human beings consider themselves the best of all the creatures and believe that they possess wisdom, they have not been able to fight against their evident destruction. They claim to have developed complex societies that are run by well established systems of society, economy and politics, yet they remain impoverished. What can be the actual reason for this failure?
There are few who believe that human beings are so because of their nature. They are of the view that human beings follow the basic biological law – struggle for survival and survival of the fittest, and therefore only those, among them can achieve their basic requirements that are the fittest; while the other remain deprived. Nevertheless, they fail to realize an important aspect of the theory that may apply to the struggle among the different species for the survival not among the members of the same specie for their individual survival and grandeur. Such a struggle would ultimately result in the destruction of the social life as a whole as every individual would be following his selfish desires not the welfare of the society.
The ones who opt for social wellbeing and collectively and strive for the same have the maximum chances of survival and success. No human being on the face of the earth can survive alone. He would always need others to live with; therefore, he does not have any other option but to live and cooperate with others and strive for their wellbeing as well.
Unfortunately, human beings are not so. Human beings are divided into ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’. They are divided in the rich and the poor. The rich have all the requirements of life and they enjoy all the luxuries as well while the poor suffer because of the lack of basic requirements. This is not nature that has decided such an arrangement; it is human beings themselves. The nature does not differentiate the human beings into rich and poor. The scented breeze in the nature blows for everyone without the distinction of race, community, poor and rich. The river that flows in nature provides everyone with same bewitching scene and cold water to drink. The fountains do not recognize the strata and the economic status. And even the natural calamities; like earthquakes, floods and deadly hurricanes destroys everyone equally. However, some may have developed better defense against all these calamities by the dint of their wealth, which is because of the economic system in society developed by human beings themselves, not the nature.
It is the socio-economic and political systems in the country that divide the human beings in different classes. These classes are distinguished with vivid and sharp boundaries. The differences found in these classes are gigantic and one wonders how human beings are really satisfied with so much distinctions. The examples are not difficult to find. There are millions of poor people in the world. They have not enough food to eat, no water to drink and no cloth to wear. The economic system developed by human beings, with the intentions to fulfill their requirements, has in fact cheated them and they are at a stage of misery. The class-based system and the vivid class disparities have neutralized the capacity of human beings to fulfill their basic requirements from the infinite resources.

This has generated an imbalanced system. This imbalance has further created different sorts of evils in society. There are crimes and injustices because of the same system. Poor, because of negligence and lack of basic requirements are bound to break the law and the rich, because of their authority to mock the law and order system, break it. Poor, to quench the thirst of their children and fill their stomach with few morsels of food, break the law; while the rich, to quench their thirst for luxury and adventure, break it. This system cannot guarantee sustainability and therefore, human beings must strive to change it for better.