come from lower middle to lower socioeconomic backgrounds? It has been substantiated repeatedly that children from socioeconomic affluent backgrounds are the ONES who will be HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL in life while children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have a slim to no chance of any type of socioeconomic success.
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What you have said is so true. I , too, grew up in a middle class environment, college was expected of me. My parents even expected me to attend graduate school but I elected not to much to their utter chagrin and horror!
I'm trying not to go into graduate school. However, it is still an option. I'm glad you chose your own path :)
Succinctly stated. Children from lower middle to lower classes have a chance in hell regarding achieving any type of socioeconomic success. They are undoubtedly doomed from birth! It is a near impossibility for poorer children to achieve!
I wouldn't go that far. It's not impossible, but it's a lot harder and is the exception rather than the norm.
Thank you for your answer. Of course, more affluent children are more successful in life, they have the tools to succeed. Poor children do not have such tools, their parents often do not care-poor children are just fodder so to speak!
Yes, many lower middle to lower class people have a culture of poverty mentality. They are also passive and have quite a fatalistic approach to life. They have a victimology consciousness i.e. everything bad in their lives are other's fault!
Some do blame the world, gmwilliams, but others have a sense of inferiority. I was always told only extremely clever people went to college, and I might not be good enough! I went to college expecting to meet swarms of geniuses :)
Mazzy- how many did you meet? Lol
Not many! I was expecting Socratic discussions about art and life, but on my first day the girls in my class were in deep discussion comparing the legs of the young male lecturers. I realized then I'd been conned :)
Success HAS to do with one's socioeconomic background. The richer/more affluent one is, THE MORE h/she will succeed. Poorer children have a SCANT to NO chance of succeeding. They are as likely to be as poor, if not poorer than their parents.
While I agree with your answer I also have to be sarcastic and ask, if you are in their corner, would you be footing their bills? :)
Don't know about Express10, but I would personally rather be paying taxes for college bills than for welfare bills, prison bills, crime control bills, and all the other costs which ensue from a situation of dead-end poverty.
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Wow. Yes I believe these children would absolutely need a lot more encouraging adults in their life than other kids.
You nailed it right on the spot with this answer!
You're right - you see people nowadays in debt for a huge 3-D TV, but no college fund, no building a future. Parents can be hard workers but never have much money. You can't teach your kids what you don't know yourself.
You are exactly RIGHT as usual! Solidly middle, upper middle & upper class children have ADVANTAGES that their poorer counterparts NEVER WILL HAVE in a LIFETIME in terms of opportunities. Poor children will become.....POOR, even POORER adults.