When I state: "It Takes A Village" I mean that all of these people have to be looking out for what is best for the overall well-being of the village (community). There should be checks-and-balances/quality control within the village and everyone must accept responsibility and accountability for any mishaps or failure within the village.
For example, we have a large amount of young parents who do not have the proper guidance to be healthy parents. Instead of allowing these parents to fail, the community must do all that they can to hold the parents responsible for their shortcomings and hold them accountable in the future. You may. be thinking that this is already in the works, but I think NOT!
I see hand-outs and responsibilities being shifted onto everyone except the parents that need to be held responsible. "Hand-UPS" such as parenting classes, anger management classes, domestic violence classes, work performance education, etc. are better ways to help these parents, than just handing out money. Handing out money to those who don't know how to budget, save, and prioritize is the worst solution that has been used for years. Teach them how to properly spend money (and hold them accountable for all money spent) and we shall see a better and more productive use of these funds.
There are many other examples that I could share, but I will leave it here for awhile and add more later. Feel free to email me with your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org.