Poverty is being without things, having little money, not many material possessions and in need of essential goods. In short, being poor means that the people have nothing, and they have to struggle to even survive everyday. After physically and mentally tortured for a long period of time due to poverty, evil thoughts of getting out of the vicious cycle through illegal ways or new ideas that they think that will improve their lives will gradually start to form in the poor people's minds. These thoughts and ideas cause them to forsake their values and they may eventually change their attitude and behaviour towards issues that are happening around them as long as they can stop being poor. …show more content…
"The mother of revolution and crime is poverty" [Aristotle] Do you agree?
Aristotle once said, "The mother of revolution and crime is poverty."
This is true to some extend. As it is not wrong to agree that poverty can cause people to commit crimes and revolution. Poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence. This state can be fuel for crime and revolution, however it is also wrong to attribute all crimes and revolutions to poverty.
Revolution as a cause of poverty can happen when poverty causes anger and frustration. Often, people get caught in a poverty cycle, as they have little money to invest in education or business that would help them out of the cycle. Thus they see the rich getting richer, while they are getting poorer. Soon they would feel discontent and unjustly treated. This feeling could cause them to rise up to a leader with a common goal. Take the 1911 Revolution in China for example, 90% of the population were poor peasants, being treated as worthless by the middle classes and their landlords. The government did little to help, and there were regions where many peasants literally starved to death. This cause them to become increasingly discontented about their situation in life and thus they gave their support