I believe the gun has no power because a gun can only kill, but a pen can give life- Malala Yousafzai
Why Use AK 47 When You Can Use A Pen
This phrase was a popular one during my university days as it was employed by the then Student Union Government General Secretary. It highlights the importance of pen to public administration. While pondering on it, I see its usefulness to the steemit community.
Crime and violence are increasing at an alarming rate throughout the world. Terrorism, robbery, and wars are the order of the day in every country now. Every second life, properties, and structures are destroyed. All this are affecting the victim's countries and its economy. People now live in fear as security is not guaranteed. Money ought to be spent on building nation are devoted to averting and solving crime issues. Several factors are responsible for this with unemployment playing a larger role to this menace.
The unemployed section of the population of the world is increasing daily due to many reasons with bad governance as one of it. Youths make up over 80% of the population of unemployed people in a country. The governments in many countries are not paying attention to unemployment of youth which in turn has led to high rate of crimes. Most of these offenses are carried out by young people who blame it on unemployment. Almost every daily robbery and burglary incidences are performed by these young jobless ones.
No doubt the quote "an idle man is a devil workshop" is being fulfilled in the world. When these young people have nothing to call a job despite looking for one they result in violence. The quick money mentality also plays a role in the high rate of crimes. However, this mentality is still a function of the high level of unemployment in the world.
Crime and unemployment have been said to be arithmetically associated such that an increase in the degree of unemployment will produce an increase in the crime rate. So tackling unemployment will lead to a drastic reduction in the crime rates.
The media has been said to be one of the strongest sectors in the world as it is a database of information. The strength of it cannot be underrated but yet remain unexploited. Its usefulness is numerous. To some, it's a job while to some it is a medium to convey their ideas and projects through the word all through the pen. In this context, the pen does not necessarily need to be a virtual one but one that inputs anything into the media world.
It has been used to solve many issues and also to create problems. It all depends on the user. It has been the medium of the solution to many wars and corruption cases. It is also the source of many great articles that have birthed tremendous changes and growth in all sectors of the world. It is capable of destroying a person, family, organization and a country. Hence it must never be underrated. It is a great tool in the hand of its user. It carries with it the power to kill although slowly in the form of frustration, depression, and suicide.
It is stronger than an AK47
Virtually, this phrase has been affirmed through the Fonderie 47 Collector’s-Edition Pen produced by Cross and Fronderie 47. The pen highlights the power of writing over weapons. It is believed that buying one means you have sponsored the destruction of one AK 47 as that pen is made from metals gotten from the destruction of a particular AK47. Which is established as the serial number of the particular rifle is written on the side of the pen.
Steemit was created to help people. I believe providing unemployment is one of the helps it is providing individuals and it has done that to a large extent. Steemit has done what many jobs could not do. It has fulfilled the notion of providing money overnight while asleep as established by a steemian also @ehiboss thus reducing crimes. It has provided a platform for these jobless youth to add vlalues to the world.
To many, it is a full-time job. In its capacity, it is gradually reducing the unemployment rate and in turn crime rates. Youths who would have ended up in being a robber are now on steemit sharing their ideas that are capable of improving the world to the steemit community. It has engaged many youths in creative thinking. It has been a cure to the crime precursor- idleness and still doing that till this present second. It has alleviated poverty in developing countries and still doing that.
Its usefulness is numerous and is still in the business of being useful to the world. It is also expanding its functions as new ideas are flowing into the community.
So why don't you stop a crime, violence or war from happening?
Why don't you protect life, property, and building?
Why don't you save someone from being a robber?
Why don't you reduce unemployment and crimes?
Why don't you alleviate poverty?
Why don't you pull someone from the deadly idleness zone?
Spread Steemit to your community, friends, family, and nation.
I guess you do realize all this depends on us. I believe you will act this and be of help to others.
Thanks for reading.
If you love this post, I need your feedback in the form of comments as it is food to my steemit body. It will also help to improve me and the steemit community at large. This, in turn, translates to the reduction in crime rates. If you disagree also, you can comment also