‘The growing gap between the haves and have-nots can threaten peace in many ways’ by Saif Saleem


The inequality between the masses has been growing with a tremendous rate. The gap between the haves and have nots has caused much chaos and unrest amongst the masses in the society. Some people may argue: No! The difference between the haves and have nots does not threaten peace and create chaos.

People in favor of the topic, believe that, yes, this gap between the haves and have nots does indeed, threaten peace. Social status is different amongst people and this leads to unrest and chaos, with inevitable results being thefts, robberies and murders. These acts threaten the well being of a society. There is social discrimination between the rich and poor and the poor adopt illegal ways to finish this difference, get money by acts such as: Thefts, target killing etc. The most major problem created is corruption. Corruption is the father of all crimes and almost every nation on planet Earth suffers from this malicious disease! This disease is spreading like fire in a forest.

At the same time, supporters of the topic argue that this difference is caused by lack of resources such as: type of education, health care, environment etc. The rich have better lives and their standard of living and quality of life is much better than the poor. In contrast, the poor do not have all the luxuries in life which causes jealousy and hatred to develop and also a strong desire to compete with the rich. The result is as predicted. Poor people get their hands dirty, which causes chaos in the society. This ultimately threatens peace! For example: A person was murdered in Los Angeles for his wealth and property.

Advocates in favor of the topic, maintain that the gap between the haves and have nots, threatens the well being of a society. They believe that peace is essential in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. All should be beware of such people. They claim that this gap, is indeed peace threatening and it should be dealt as a matter of urgency and delicately. Therefore, it is clear, the gap between the haves and have nots threatens peace.

People against the topic, argue that the gap between the haves and haves nots does not endanger peace. They argue that the poor people do not get involved in illegal acts or practices. They don’t poke their nose in other people’s matters and mind their own businesses. Nevertheless, the poor people sometimes legally fulfill their desires.

Critics against the topic believe that, this gap is not the reason for unrest. They believe that the rich look down upon the poor and discriminate them. Rich people show their dominance over the poor which leads to civil unrest. They treat the poor unfairly and think that are dominant over them. Challengers challenge this statement.

Campaigners against the topic feel that, the poor need to earn legally by working hard, honestly.  This will create sympathy in the hearts of the rich for the poor and they will look after them. Poor people should also not rely on the rich for charity, money etc. They themselves should earn for themselves. This will also develop respect amongst the rich, for the poor. This will help the society to maintain peace!

I believe that there should be no discrimination between the rich and the poor! All must be treated equally and respected. Brotherhood should prevail in the society. The rich should help the poor occasionally by giving charity and lending money. The poor should also look after their brothers. This will cause peace to prevail in the society!

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I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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