Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order #222

10 October, 2011 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

If your problems are found to be geographic, leave.

I’ll probably take some judgment here.  I’ve always struggled with hungry people in 3rd world countries.  Why are we taking the food and supplies directly to them?  If school buildings, water wells, or something else enables the people to start caring for themselves, then great, but I view anything else as unsustainable.  WHY ARE PEOPLE CHOOSING TO STAY THERE?  I’m willing to bet it’s because 1) they don’t know any better and 2)We’re enabling them to stay there.

There’s a lot more content to unpack there, but I’ll change direction and hit closer to home.  If Detroit doesn’t have any jobs for you — wait for it — MOVE TO SOMEWHERE THAT DOES.  The expression “time to get out of Dodge” isn’t a quote from a fairytale.  If you’re in trouble where you are, go somewhere else.

I’m all for protecting culture, or reducing stress on a family, but where’s the line?  At some point, you’re just hurting yourself.