Why Couples Should Never Buy Engagement or Wedding Rings.

This is the 21st century, these rings are outdated and a incredible burden on society.

Not only do they support the death and enslavement of countless mineral miners, but they instill materialistic values, and continue the economic decline of the middle class. There are a great number of diamonds that are mined by underpaid and enslaved work forces, with the upper economic populations taking a large majority of the profits of the trade and sale of diamonds and various other minerals required in making such rings.

Not only is the mining of these minerals disenfranchising the masses, but so is there production. Much of their production is completed in manufacturing zones that are run by underpaid workers, often times this labor is completed by children in sweat shops. This isn’t only the case for the assembly of rings, but the disassembly as well. Old wedding rings and overstocked rings have the bands melted down, often times through environmentally unfriendly means, causing significant loses in materials and significant damage to our ecosystem.

This simple ritual has only lasted so long because of the programming of young minds to adore worldly possessions. Through advertisement young women are expected receive such dowries, for young couples this may impact their economic stability tremendously. Many teens who believe they are ready will take out loans, that they will quickly learn that they cannot pay off. This not only causes them harm, but their family who may have to help cover their charges. This can cause strain on the relationship, between the couple, and the family.

With our current trends in society it is incredibly naive to give away such a lump sum of money for an item that has no useful application; when divorce rates are still at 50%.

These rings hold no merit, except in symbolism. As the sentient beings we are, if we promise to be faithful to each other we should stay true to our word. We should not have to use these rings as symbols for eternal love.

And if through all this you still believe you must prove your love, it would probably be much more productive to just stuff $3,500 dollars into a box and give it to that special someone instead.

How did Homelessness get so bad?

In third world countries, homelessness is mostly due to widespread violence, economic grievances, poor healthcare, corrupt politics, and a lack of resources.

In the United States when Reagan cut spending for mental institutions, many had to go to the streets almost instantly becoming homeless. This impacted high population area’s the worse, the increase in homelessness, and mentally unstable people in high population area’s, led to soaring rises in violence, gang, activity and drug use.

These homeless men and women were drove into the already struggling lower middle class areas. With the drug war instituted by Nixon, there was lack of rehabilitation centers for those who generally wanted to get better, but an increase in police force. Due to the increase in police forces there was less funding available for public schools, work programs, and various other services that could have helped change these cities for the better.

This led to a population with higher incarceration rates, lower education levels, and increased risk of becoming homeless.  With this increase in violence and poor social programs, lower housing rates and property values followed, but in this struggling society fueled through drug addiction and violence many still lost there homes to the banks.

In return these banks remodeled the land for high middle class homes, which then increased property values in the area making it harder for lower middle class citizens to pay the bills.

Homelessness impacts every country in our world. Most homeless populations live in tents, homeless shelters, on the streets, and sometimes in homeless communities. Sometimes it’s due to the lack of work, however many homeless people can often have poor mental health, disabilities, and may be addicted to drugs. With their living arrangements they often don’t have access to clean water or sanitary conditions.