Just curious to hear everyone's thoughts on wealth inequality. We're all people of numbers, so the data shows this does exist and is a problem.
Personally, I have no idea how to possibly do anything more than a drop in the bucket. I'd like to volunteer more for lower income areas and help guide people towards higher education. It's not the answer to everyone, but casting a broad net might just catch some people and help them out. I think if more, poorer people could be told that a prestigious school (even if state, UCs are great/ Georgia Tech/ U Michigan/ etc) is a possibility- more would apply themselves to academics.
Sure, education is overpriced and it's true value is questionable. But, at least in America, having a degree makes life a hell of a lot easier. Not saying it's a prerequisite for success. I digress.
I'm also very passionate about helping homeless people. For a large percentage of them, they're just dealt a bad hand in life. It's difficult to say, "Pick yourself up by the bootstraps" to someone who was born schizophrenic or bipolar (just to name a few of many possibilities).
Anyone else have good ideas on how to do something for others regarding this issue?