As individuals, we tend to take our existence and comfort for granted. We often forget that the society we live in is the reason for the opportunities, safety, and welfare that we enjoy. From public education to healthcare, from infrastructure to national defense, and from social programs to public parks, we benefit from a vast network of resources and services provided by our community and society. In return, we owe it to society to pay back the debt by fulfilling our civic duty, which includes contributing to the welfare of the community, paying taxes, protecting it when necessary, and working in necessary jobs.
The Benefits of Society
The benefits of society are vast, and they are ingrained in every aspect of our lives. For instance, public schools provide the foundation of knowledge that helps us succeed in our careers and personal lives. Similarly, public universities and colleges offer affordable education to a vast majority of students. Without these institutions, many of us would not have access to education, which could have severe implications on our future prospects. Other services, such as roads, electricity, water, and sanitation, ensure that we can live our lives safely and conveniently. Public infrastructure is the backbone of a functional society and ensures that people can move around, access essential services, and pursue their interests.
Furthermore, society provides a safety net for those who face hard times. Government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and unemployment insurance provide financial and healthcare assistance to people who need it. These programs help prevent poverty, homelessness, and ensure that people can live their lives with dignity.
Public parks, museums, and other cultural institutions offer a platform for people to explore the world and learn about different cultures. They also provide a space for people to connect, relax, and enjoy their surroundings.
Every child is born into this world without any knowledge or skills, and they rely on the society to provide the necessary resources to grow and develop. In most cases, these resources are provided through the taxes paid by the community. As individuals, we have a moral obligation to repay this debt to society by giving back to the community that supported us.
You are a drain on this world.
Hyper individualism is a popular and dangerous mindset that can delude us into thinking that our actions don't have any impact on the world. We think if we just stay in the house on TikTok,
we are avoiding harming the world and therefore are free to be greedier and selfish. This belief can cause us to prioritize our own desires and needs over the welfare of the community and society as a whole. It is essential to understand that our very existence takes from the world, and it is impossible to avoid this debt.
Every choice we make, from the products we consume to the energy we use, has an impact on the environment and the people around us. Even turning on the water tap or catching the bus is taking from society. Choosing not to contribute has an effect. Choosing to support civil unrest under the guise of justice has an effect. The realization that we are all interconnected, and our actions have consequences is critical to understanding our role in the world. By embracing this perspective, we can take responsibility for our actions and work towards making a positive impact on the world.
How to give back
One way of giving back is by becoming an active and engaged member of the community. This includes participating in local events, volunteering, and supporting community initiatives. By doing so, we contribute to the welfare of the community, which helps to create a better and safer environment for everyone.
The best way to do this is by producing smart, talented, well-adjusted children in a stable family structure. This is why government, religion and society had been so focused on this for millennia.
Paying taxes is another crucial way of fulfilling our civic duty. Taxes provide the funds necessary for the government to maintain public infrastructure, provide social programs, and ensure that the community is safe and protected. Without taxes, the government would not have the necessary resources to maintain these services, and society would suffer. To ensure your funds go where you want, donate extra directly to the programs you want to support. Think of it as a voluntary value tax.
In addition to taxes, we can also contribute to society by pursuing jobs that are essential to the functioning of the community. This includes professions such as construction, infrastructure, teaching, childcare, healthcare, education, law enforcement, and public service. These jobs are critical to ensuring that the community functions smoothly and safely. Other fluffy jobs are a lot easier and also offer very little social value when it comes to survival. You can only have those pointless jobs cause other people are working a shit ton harder and dirtier.
Finally, protecting the community when necessary is also a part of fulfilling our civic duty. This could involve reporting crimes, helping in emergencies, and being prepared to act when necessary to protect the community from harm, even from your own bad life choices. So, following the laws of safety, no drinking and driving, gun safety, following building codes and zoning laws. Yes, this even includes going to jail when you should. This red tape is literally stopping anarchy.
We owe a debt to society for the opportunities, safety, and welfare that we enjoy. As individuals, we can repay this debt by fulfilling our civic duty, which includes contributing to the welfare of the community, paying taxes, protecting it when necessary, and working in necessary jobs. Society provides us with the foundation to live our lives to the fullest, and it is our responsibility to give back to it in every way possible. By doing so, we can help ensure that future generations can enjoy the same benefits and opportunities that we enjoy today.