I think people are more impulsive and even if they are esucated, they make bad choices just for instant gratification. People smoke. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of carcinogens and reactions that cause free radicals to literally displace codons in DNA. There's even a warning on the package. People drink to an excess, eat at fast food places and then try to sue McDonald's because their okole will not fit in an airplane seat or they develop metabolic syndrome x (the newest term for self inflicted type2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia -cholesterol-and hypertension. the holy triad precursor to heart diseaseand stroke).
Its too late for social Darwinism. It worked in some countries where the food supply was scarce and the population too large. The week were not mollycoddled along, they died. Before the first world war if your country had food shortages, low fuel supplies, and was at war those too weak to fight died or were killed off. The surviving population got stronger. They were brighter, stronger, and industrious. Today in our society its like "no child gets left behind". That's why we are so unfit, why the US academic testing scores come in at 15 out of 24 first world nations surveyed (source CNN and Fox News, KNGB) Even our soldiers are more lax in test scores and fitness. America is soft, lazy and weak. We have people not working and collecting a check for their 13 babies that grow up just like their parent . Its not a racial thing either. White people are collecting the most welfare checks and disability payments.
Fibromyalgia my ass, there is something everyone can contribute. Intrastitial bladder disease....ADHD.....so mething new everyday. Its time to stop funding weakness and put the funds into education and fitness and preventitive medicine instead of fostering malingering and illiteracy.
In the state I live in now, a child can graduate without being able to read at any level or perform subtraction. By the time they reach graduation age, 20 percent (or more) of the children here have their own children being raised by other family members.
A 15 year old girl told me she cut her infants cord in the bath tub at home with hair cutting shears and tied it off with a hair band elastic. She didn't tell her family she was pregnant, they acted like it was the latest immaculate conception and had no idea what she did after school. They thought it was "hanging out at the mall".
Kids need disciple, a schedule that is full, parents they can talk to and a job to teach them pride and financial worth.
Social Darwinism...would be great but its too late. The gene pool is full of muck.
People do not like to take responibility for themselves. Even educated people. When I was working in Brain Injury Rehab, a priest who had a bad stroke asked me "Why did God do this to me?" Of all people....I told him"God didn't do this to you. You knew both arteries were completely clogged. You fixed one but put off the other, and you got away with it like that almost 5 years. God didn't have anything to do with it. Call it bad luck, call it ignorance call it whatever. Maybe it will give you a gift of empathy or compassion. Bow are we gonna work on this arm or what>?"
We can offer people all the education till they puke it back at us. In the end, there is free will to make bad choices.