All human beings are equal in eyes of God, that is what the saying goes. Still we find that there are wide disparities in the society within the country, across the countries and the continents.
Is it a God’s creation or a man’s doing? One can argue either way but no wonder. It is something which would exist for all times to come. Perhaps the human beings across the globe has to come together as a society to do its best to bridge the gap but wonder whether they can even eliminate it.
Human beings are driven by basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing. Is it available to them on its own without working towards it? The answer has to be resounding no. That is where the economy employment and productivity of an individual and the country as a whole matters. The entrepreneurship, productivity of the individuals gives raise to haves and havenots. On a larger perspective at national level, resources of a country coupled with its productive utilization give raise to countries prosperity.
Whenever the basic needs of human being is met, the individual ambitious traits pushes him to achieve greater heights in his occupation which provides him self esteem and sense of achievement and the individual in turn becomes nuclei for employment and source of income for many others.
In essence Haves can be categorized as those individuals who are driven by initiatives, knowledge, ambition, entrepreneurship, sense of social belongingness, a desire to contribute to the society, thus becoming a nuclei and source of further employment. In a socialist fabric of the society, the wealth is sought to be distributed amongst all irrespective of whether one is productive or not. In a capitalist fabric, the market forces provide a self correcting mechanism to apply pressure on all sectors of the society to extract the best and effectively improve the productiveness.
On the other hand, have nots are the one who are on the lower rungs of the society who are categorized as less productive. This could be because they have not had enough exposure to knowledge, skills which they lack and have not enough grasp of the same. They may also be a group having knowledge but lack in initiative and drive to achieve greater tasks and responsibilities.
While the above traits are described at the individual level, at the country level, the economics policies of the government, its resources such as human, material and capital fuels its growth. A healthy competition makes it vibrant and such countries dictate the global economy as well.
At the individual level, haves and have nots are categorized as rich, middle class, poor etc. The country based on the economic prosperity wields a significant economic clout and provides an excellent opportunity to its citizens to become economically self dependant and general well being of the society. A comparison even among various individuals within a country which is economically self dependant and prosperous can still be categorized as Haves and Have nots based on their individual economic levels. But in my perceptions, Haves and Have nots should not be categorized based on sustenance of individual to be materialistically prosperous. But based on the capability to sustain themselves to bring about a change in themselves to meet their basic needs. Good Governance of a country and individual aptitude and initiative to make good the opportunity provided by the Government decides the economic well beingness of a country and the capability of the society to bridge the gap between Haves and Havenots.