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frankielaguna's avatar

Why do people only care about the starving kids?

Asked by frankielaguna (256points) June 20th, 2009

What about the starving people of the world?

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chyna's avatar

They care about starving people in general, but children specifically because they cannot fend for themselves. Hopefully, adults can find a way to get food, but kids usually can’t.

Tink's avatar

@chynaYou took my answer

Bri_L's avatar

@Tink1113 – you took my answer.

and I LOVE your icon. But you didn’t read annnyyyything.

Tink's avatar

@Bri_L – I LOVE yours too!
┬┐┬┐Read annnnyyyyything??

marinelife's avatar

The premise of the question is untrue.

peyton_farquhar's avatar

There are perhaps more organizations devoted to children’s interests than to adults’, but this does not mean people care about children more. Compared to adults, children are profoundly limited in their ability to take care of themselves so they receive more attention from international aid groups.

Darwin's avatar

Also, starvation in children directly affects both physical and mental development, and thus affects the future of a population more so than when already developed adults are starving.

However, I do not believe we care more about starving children than starving adults. It’s just that biologically we are wired to take care of children, but not so much adults. Hence, ad campaigns for charities focus on the children as a way to reach our hearts and thus our pockets.

Bri_L's avatar

@Tink1113 – I was trying to spell out the way the lead penguin says it like here at 1:13.

MrBr00ks's avatar

Because there are no commercials depicting starving adults for these relief charities. Starving kids are exploited because they bring in more money for said charity because “YOU ARE EVIL IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT STARVING KIDS!” Heh.

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