After an average speech, most listeners remember very little of what they heard!
Preface This address is a stenographic report of a talk made to the prisoners in the Chicago jail. Some of my good friends have insisted that while my theories are true, I should not have given them to the inmates of a jail. Realizing the force of the suggestion that the truth should not be spoken to all people, I have caused these remarks to be printed on rather good paper and in a somewhat expensive form.
In this way the truth does not become cheap and vulgar, and is only Poverty speech before those whose intelligence and affluence will prevent their being influenced by it. The reason I talk to you on the question of crime, its cause and cure, is because I really do not in the least believe in crime.
There is no such thing as a crime as the word is generally understood.
I do not believe there is any sort of distinction between the real moral condition of the people in and out of jail. One is just as good as the other. The people here can no more help being here than the people outside can avoid being outside. I do not believe that people are in jail because they deserve to be.
They are in jail simply because they cannot avoid it on account of circumstances which are entirely beyond their control and for which they are in no way responsible. I suppose a great many people on the outside would say I was doing you harm if they should hear what I say to you this afternoon, but you cannot be hurt a great deal anyway, so it will not matter.
These will tell you that you should be good and then you will get rich and be happy. Of course we know that people do not get rich by being good, and that is the reason why so many of you people try to get rich some other way, only you do not understand how to do it quite as well as the fellow outside.
There are people who think that everything in this world is an accident. But really there is no such thing as an accident. A great many folks admit that many of the people in jail ought not to be there, and many who are outside ought to be in.
I think none of them ought to be here. There ought to be no jails, and if it were not for the fact that the people on the outside are so grasping and heartless in their dealings with the people on the inside, there would be no such institution as jails. I do not want you to believe that I think all you people here are angels.
I do not think that. In one sense everybody is equally good and equally bad. We all do the best we can under the circumstances. But as to the exact things for which you are sent here, some of you are guilty and did the particular act because you needed the money.
Some of you did it because you are in the habit of doing it, and some of you because you are born to it, and it comes to be as natural as it does, for instance, for me to be good.
Most of you probably have nothing against me, and most of you would treat me the same as any other person would; probably better than some of the people on the outside would treat me, because you think I believe in you and they know I do not believe in them.
While you would not have the least thing against me in the world you might pick my pockets. I do not think all of you would, but I think some of you would. There is no doubt there are quite a number of people in this jail who would pick my pockets.
And still I know this, that when I get outside pretty nearly everybody picks my pocket.Persuasive Speech - Poverty. Extracts from this document Introduction. The gap between the world's rich and poor has never been wider.
While wealthy individuals are relishing in a lavish life of luxury, millions are being forced to endure an insufferable daily reality of poverty, conflict and lack of food. For these disadvantaged people, the 5/5. excessively short speech with minimal elaborations which takes place in schizophrenia or sometimes in the framework of a major depressive event.
It is different from poverty of content of speech, wherein the quality of speech is reduced.
Stephanie M. Delgado December 13, English Section Dr. Gonzalez Speech on Poverty Today we face a problem; it is. Poverty is defined by the dictionary as “The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support”.
This is an extremely vague definition and covers Poverty as a whole, although this speech will elaborate on the details of poverty in Africa.
Poverty of speech is a common symptom of schizophrenia, and may co-occur with poverty of content–a symptom in which a person provides extensive verbal feedback that contains little useful.
In psychology, alogia (Greek ἀ-, “without”, and λόγος, “speech”), or poverty of speech, is a general lack of additional, unprompted content seen in normal speech. As a symptom, it is commonly seen in patients suffering from schizophrenia, and is considered a negative symptom.