Society's Problems and my role in helping it

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Is helping solve the problems of society everyone's job, or no one's job. What role would you

hope to play, based on your interests and developing skills, in the solution of one or more

specific problems?

Society's Problems and my role in helping it

As the problems in society arise, it is the duty of every individual to ease the burden by helping to

solve these problems. Too often, individuals pass off that responsibility with the hope that others will

pick up the slack. The problem is that too many shrug their responsibility leaving an insurmountable

degree of perils.

It is everyone's obligation to help solve the problems because everyone has a stake in society. Not

enough people see the whole picture when it comes to society's problems. If something hurts the

society, it hurts the individual. For example, the problem of homelessness is not just the problem of

those who are without residence.

Their plight effects us all. Homelessness hurts the local

businessman whose customers are frightened away by the homeless man living on the corner. It hurts

those who have to commute to work via public transportation and must deal with the panhandlers. It

hurts those whose homes are burglarized by the homeless man looking for money to feed his family.

There is no isolated problem in society and each problem has a ripple effect that eventually hurts

everyone. Even if only for selfish reasons, every individual should help to solve the problems of

society. A parallel that I can draw to further illustrate my point is the team play of former NBA star

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson. When asked why he is such a team player, he responded that he was a

very selfish man. He wanted to win so much that he was willing to do whatever...