It's what you want to do with your life.
I also know quite a few people who were born into absolute poverty yet are wildly successful now, including one of our best friends who was beaten within an inch of his life by his crack whore mother's boyfriend, and who lived in a car for almost a year when he was a kid before being tossed in the NY foster home system. He is now a CFO of a very large tech company in MA. He worked his ass off to get out of poverty and his rancid beginnings.
I also want to add that in the late 1980s I was a customer service manager at a company in Newark, NJ. It was my first job out of college. I had 35+ people working for me - almost all of them black. Most were raised in Newark which rivals Detroit for ugliness. They all finished school, and many went to college. They all held full time jobs and were great members of society. Most of them were raised in the projects. None of them believed they couldn't do better with their lives.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
A working class hero is something to be
"The law is reason, free from passion."
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)