Freewomen And Slave Women In The Household In The Roman Empire.

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Wealth and poverty have long been existed on this world. Only ten to fifteen thousands years ago, people were able to extract human effort on the basis of need. Since there were no surplus to hoard, everybody must contribute effort to his society to help his society, and so himself, survive. As human's knowledge of using tools in producing, gathering and hunting increased, they had not only enough supplies for their demand but also surplus to be struggled. There were some individuals in the society who had better privilege or social position (because of their strength or their ability to contribute to society) would share those surplus. The gap between who had the surplus and who had not - which we call inequality - began appearing. Those who had surplus could use their wealth to have more power or authority and then used their power to earn more wealth, and so on... Since human's intellect and experience has grown up continuously, the gap has never stopped increasing. In our modern world, the gap has been so enormous that the problem of wealth and poverty have been so obviously to all of us.Wealth is apparently a problem to the society. First of all, wealth is money and any belonging that can be converted to money, such as: cars, houses, real estate, furniture, house facilities... That are also the human's need, and the human's need is unlimited. When a man has no home, he only wish for a house; but when he has a house he will probably wish for a car; when he has a car he will work hard to have a bigger house with good facilities, and so on... This is the nature of human, when a man reaches his target, he always set a higher target for him to reach; he would never satisfy with what he has. This nature pushes our society forward but it also cost the man many things that money cannot buy. Devoting his time to earn money means he has less time for his family and himself . His wife and his kids do not expect him as a money supplier, they expect him to be a good husband and a nice father. The wife, who does not receive the love from her husband that she deserves, will tend to seek for other loves; that's why divorces are so common in rich country. The children, who grow up without their father's love can barely be the good ones; furthermore, when they are parents, can they be better parents than theirs? In Vietnam, children from rich families are usually bad. Because their parents earn so much money, they are allowed to spend money in whatever they want. Their parents do not spend time playing with them, teaching them what is good and what is bad, what is the value of a person... they only give their kids money, send them to school, and think they are done with the kids. They do not know that without a guilder, a kid cannot choose the good way to grow up, since the bad way is always appealing. Very often, their children will spend money on dancing, drugs, alcohol... Having no time for the man himself is also a problem, he will gradually lose his good...

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