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Excellent answer also!
Another excellent answer!
I think it's always going to be hard to distinguish 'freeloaders' from genuine cases of ill fortune.
There's less legitimate opportunities for self-improvement in society than one is made to believe. Especially with all the stereotyping, nepotism, and blacklisting that goes on. Americans also lack the desire to see reforms made.
E,I wholeheartedly agree with ur first 3 paragraphs! Those believing that everyone has an equal chance r living in a dream world. People don't understand privilege of color,privilege of parents,privilege of health. They don't get it b/c they have it
Too true - there's so much presumption going on, when you're born on the right side of town, as it were. As if people who have less opportunities, or kids who come from unloving households, are there because of their own failure to act.
Each of us defines "success" in our own terms. No one is going to get "everything" they want either. However what often separates "winners" and "losers" are the choices, their ambition, attitude, and persistence. Excel at your natural talents is key
Indeed thatdashingscorpio. The idea of becoming a financier or something similar, is a measure of total failure, not success, to some people. What is success? Being kind to one another, all the time. It's hard to do, and not many succeed at that!
Excellent and insightful answer, Jeff!
Thank you gm.
JT, it seems that so many people would rather make excuses than to make oopportunities for themselves. People love to subscribe to victimology and the blame game.
but you can't blame kids for a failure to act, when they've been brought up on the wrong side of town as it were, with dozens of less opportunities than the well off. It's not victimology. Some kids are brought up with no idea how to make good.