1 in 10 men have revealed to have purchased a prostitute.
22 countries have legalized and many of those countries are a tad better off than we are. ( US )
I see prostitution being illegal as a way of someone telling me what I can and cannot do with my own BODY.
If I choose to exploit my body and receive payment, so be it!
If prostitution was made legal I would not become a prostitute, my morals will not change and I feel like the same would go for many individuals.
If prostitution was made legal
The government could REGULATE it.
With government involvement perhaps the transfer of STD's wont be as prominent in regards to prostitution.
Such business acts could be done in a much safer environment and the government could tax it and obtain some type of revenue.
In Greece prostitution is legal and prostitutes must have health check ups every 2 weeks.
In Iceland prostitution is legal if no 3rd party benefits.
In Costa Rica prostitution is legal if the prostitute is at least 18 and has health benefits.
The government could also provide and enforce mental health expertise/counseling for women and men of the career allowing them to be aware of issues and the opportunity to find other means of employment if desired.
Prostitution is not something many choose to do with happiness, it is most often a result of lack of money and coercion( human trafficking )
Hopefully by not making prostitution such an underground business many women/men will also be helped out of it easier.
By opening it up we can see its skeleton and examine the nuts and bolts and perhaps improve the business for the benefit of everyone.
If it is legalized is has to be done RIGHT. Great care and planning must take place to ensure safety in terms of violence and abuse, health ,and fair treatment.
It can not be something done haphazardly and with no concern, but nonetheless it needs to be done.
I view prostitution very similar to cigarettes and alcohol.
They ultimately serve no purpose or benefit to man-kind ( aside from monetary gain ) and honestly just seek to harm. If those can be legal why can't my own body be too?
We all have dreams and aspirations in life, some of our dreams may equal stability and others may not.
What would you being doing if money wasn't an issue?
Would you still be studying what you are studying?
Would you still be working where you are working?
Would you still have the same trajectory that you have now?
I have many peers who aspire to be doctors or other prestigious occupations; I may self aspired in the same way. But when I ask these individuals why they have chosen their goal of being, say a doctor, the first response is the money. Person after person stated the same idea, and that truly frightened me. I thought doctors aspired to help people?
I don't want these people to be my doctor if they only cared about the money that went along with it.
I want my physician to help me, because they truly want to.
If doctors earned say $50,000, how many people would still want to be doctors?
The same goes for any occupation. If the career that you have selected for yourself made a quarter of what they make now, would you still do it?
If poop scoopers made six figures, how many of you would go be one?
I understand that in a realistic world money in fact does matter, but money should not be the sole driving factor.
Find an area that you truly enjoy and find an occupations that goes along with it. Everything else will come naturally and flow the way they were meant to.
“And I finally realized that I was lying to
myself. And I prayed that God would bless me and help me so that I may reach my
goal, my destiny. For happiness isn't obtained through money but by doing what
Check out Alan Watts approach on money and dreams below...