The reason that government-who is in dispose of public money-is elected primari
ly to improve the social welfare of its people. As long as people in a society la
ck the basic need, such as medical care or education , the use of public funds to
support theatres and sports stadiums is inappropriate-and, perhaps, even cruel-
when one considers all the potential uses of such money.
According to the psychological pundit Maslo, human needs can be classified into f
ive categories: survival, safety and love, others recognition, self-realization,
and spiritual refinement. Among the five categories, the need for medical care an
d education is on the lowest floor of the pyramid and is also crucial.
The basic function of theatres and sport stadiums is to give people large extent
of pleasure in order to ensure them to work more effectively and efficiently to c
ontribute more to the society. While them, classified into the category of spirit
ual refinement, is at the pinnacle of the pyramid. If we to realize our spiritual
refinement, we should first fulfill our basic need. Or our seemingly resplendent
pyramid is on the verge of collapse due to its lack of a solid plinth.
The first and foremost step of its aim to fund medical care and education is t
o satisfy basic need. In case that such the condition as described in the topic h
appened (though very rarely), the government will be overturned. See multitudes o
f revolts of peasants in China’s history.
Even though people’s basic needs can be fulfilled, the society, especially the g
overnment, should not use all its money to the theatres and sports stadiums, a pr
oper proportion of the investment must be considered exactly.