Wealth is a culture. Being middle class is a culture. Poverty is a culture. Poverty is a vastly different culture than that of the wealthy & middle class. In order to reduce poverty, one has to understand the culture of the poor. It is the culture of the poor which retains them in poverty. Oftentimes, the culture of poverty is opposite of the cultures of the wealthy & middle class. The wealthy & middle class are proactive regarding their life strategies while the poor are quite passive regarding their life strategies. They readily accept things which the wealthy & middle class won't. The poor also indulge in mindless, toxic instant gratification. They aren't concerned about future outcomes. Beside being socioeconomic, poverty is also sociocultural. Your thoughts?
Hello GMWilliams, agreed that poverty is a culture. Not only in us, but in all countries of the world.
Does who are poor, hardly made themselves in that way. They are likely to be rich or move to the middle class.
Look at it this way. I am a retired civil servant. I came from a very poor background, I mean my parents are all poor. I had an uncle from my fathers' side who was a legal practitioner, and a high court Judge. He nearly became the Chief Justice of the Rivers State of Nigeria, the Nigeria second capital city.
Despite the fact that I am very good in secondary school,(I was one of the very best 10 students) in my final years. He does not support my financial plans to go to a Federal College so that I can go to the Univerisity. But he sponsors a fisherman's son!
While I began work as a clerical assistant, move up the ladder; self-sponsor my University education part-time, and retired as Chief Administrative Officer.
They are another way of looking at this issue. Some will settle down with a girl or wife. Bearing children will reduce some incomes. Others in this situation can get out of it.
The Government has to blame for poverty for instance, in some third world countries like Nigeria. You do not agree? Do a research about the poor, middle class, the rich and super wealthy of Nigeria.
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