This picture demonstrate the difficulties that children go through in their daily lives to survive. In order for us to understand poverty we have to know what it is, what does it do to unprivileged children, how it come about and mostly understanding that it is not a choice will shape our approach and thinking towards it.
According to UNICEF deprived of at least one of the essential goods and services they require to survive, grow and develop. Most these children die under five years of age every year from illnesses such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria malnutrition contributes half of these deaths.
Which is the most likely utilitarian option?
o It is morally unacceptable for a child to die of a preventable diseases and we should collectively fix this irrespective of the cost
I am saying this because: utilitarian is concerned about doing the right thing and the right thing that must be done now is to prevent children from dying irrespective of the cost. So how do we do the right thing? The answer is this, we will require money that can be used for extending services to a greater proportion of poor children, increasing the proportion of children receiving services they require. Government can assist by increasing cigarette and alcohol tax, funds generated here will help to establish health care clinics to undeserved areas, and communities must also advocate for policies that improves children’s health to the Government.
Why do you say this?
I am saying this because of the option that I chose as the most utilitarian. The primary requirement of this option would be funds which will require sacrifice and commitment from the society, in order to achieve good outcome of saving children. This option is focused on saving children rather than anything else.
What do you feel about this option?
I feel strongly that this option is the one that will maximise the good outcome of preventing children from dying. Though there is no measurement for pain and pleasure, but children that are affected by poverty are in pain because of the certainty, intensity, and duration of hunger and sickness they go through. When they get all the help they need they will experience pleasure.
Which option did you choose?
o It is morally unacceptable for a single child to die of a preventable disease and we should collectively fix this irrespective of the cost.
Because this is what I would do in this situation
Why do you think your option is the correct one?
I think my option is correct because there are many system of thoughts before I apply them I have to put my morality and values first in each and every situation I am faced with. I choose what is best for the particular situation.