We pay people to take care of retarded and seriously disabled persons in the developed world. Let me repeat that: we pay people to wipe the asses of retards in first world societies. WE PAY PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO LITERALLY HAVE NO MEASURABLE FUNCTION IN SOCIETY OTHER THAN TO EMPLOY PEOPLE WHO ARE THEIR CARETAKERS.
What do we do with smart, intelligent, creative minds in that same society? Do we alienate and isolate them? Yes.
Let that sink in.
I'm talking about companies that take care of the mentally retarded. It's a massive industry. I'm not trying to say it's wrong to take care of the less fortunate...but how well off are we really when we have so many able bodied going to waste, addicted to killer drugs, or inmates/criminals, destitute, homeless.
We take better care of retards than we do of our own mentally ill who could probably be converted into normal, functioning people with the proper treatment.