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What causes some people believe that a poor person cannot become highly educated

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What causes some people believe that a poor person cannot become highly educated, successful, and

    accomplished by their own efforts?  Why do these some people contend that once a person is born into lower socioeconomic circumstances, he/she is doomed to be in such low socioeconomic circumstances for the duration of their lives? 


  2. Merrin LeClair profile image61
    Merrin LeClairposted 2 years ago

    We've created a society where education is only for the elite. When college is impossible to pay for, and every decently paying entry level job requires a college degree how can you expect a poor person to live? Let alone improve their economic status.

  3. m abdullah javed profile image77
    m abdullah javedposted 2 years ago

    It's a depiction of weak mentality that a person tend to think or form his opinion in accordance with the what he has and what other's don't. A rich can think of a bleak future of a poor. An intelligent student can think of a failure of a dumb student. But this is can't always be true. If this happens to be a yardstick to judge then why don't people say only those who can see and hear only survive not the blind and deaf ones? Only those who have shelter can lead a good life but those shelterless can't?
    What do you say then... in the ups and downs of the life many a riches have gone bankrupt and many a poors have scaled to the heights of wealth and fame?
    For a person to develop, educationally and economically, or overall development for that matter, he has to win over the battle with the self as he has both inbuilt strengths and weaknesses. The success is an indication that the person has overcome his weaknesses and utilise the strengths to the fullest extent.
    All humans are equal in terms of the battle with the inner self. The self made yardsticks are just to satisfy the personal interest it's nothing to do with the reality.

  4. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    Most of my relatives look down on my kids because we are not rich, so they think that our kids are not highly educated, howver my kids scored full distinction for all subject, they felt unfairness and refused to acknowledge our success

  5. Christopher Jay T profile image76
    Christopher Jay Tposted 2 years ago

    Poor people can become successful, but they are less likely to succeed than Rich kids with unlimited resources. People who are poor and live in poor areas have less opportunities than people with a higher economic status. Education on the other hand is easily Obtained. There is a place called the library and a thing called the internet. There is no excuse for being uneducated, you can educate your self. Now the quality of education you get at college is very dependent on money. I went to a community college in San Bernardino college back in 99, I believe. I was taking a film class. We used video. In order to edit the video we had to go to a high school in a wealthy area. A freaking High school had more advanced equipment that a college. a person can bring themselves out of poverty, but is is rarer and harder than most people think.

    1. Ana Kolomeka profile image75
      Ana Kolomekaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You went to a high school to edit your films?  LOL!  I LOVE IT!!!

      I used to live in San Bernardino...

  6. Ana Kolomeka profile image75
    Ana Kolomekaposted 2 years ago

    This happens a lot, but I have ample evidence that being born into wealth and being well educated is no guarantee of success.  My brother and I both grew up in the ghetto.  One of his best friends was the son of a wealthy dentist; that's how my brother gained the social skills to become a doctor.  His friend, on the other hand, behaved like a rich spoiled brat and got into drugs.  He wound up overdosing and dying at age 36; they found his body in his van 4 days later.
    Someone I know in the Pacific Northwest inherited a house from a boyfriend; she sold it and blew the proceeds in a year, and now faces homelessness.  Another friend is from the Deep South; she barely has a high school education, yet she saved her pennies and bought 4 houses for $3,500 each (yes, you read right).  She is now retired at age 59; she lives in one house and rents out the other three, at over 100% annual profit.  She acquired her business skills from her father, who only achieved a 3rd grade education.
    I am in the middle.  I don't have the social acumen to become a professional, but I save and invest as best I can.  I had a falling out with the woman in the Pacific Northwest, who has the nerve to criticize what I do, including my attempts to write and market my books.  While I have made a lot of bad decisions and mistakes, at least I attempt to learn from them and pass on that knowledge (at least I know not to blow $120,000!).  I have come to the conclusion that wealth and education do not necessarily provide good sense, but if you come from a negative or impoverished background, you can rise above it.