No, not few. Oh, maybe only a few, relatively speaking, are willing to put in the work and avoid the pitfalls, but of those that do, many do get out just fine. Just because people are lazy doesn't mean they're incapable. It's the ones who stay out of gangs, who stay off drugs, who don't have a pile of illegitimate kids by the time they're 18, who don't party all the time, who work hard... those are the ones that make it. It's hardly my fault that the ghetto culture teaches kids not to do that. That's not a fault of the system, it's a failure of the culture.I've heard this argument time and time again ... many is a subjective word and the accurate word is few (relatively speaking) ... so again, we see too little upward socioeconomic mobility due to a lack of equal opportunity
It's not anyone's fault except the people who make the mistakes.I don't think anyone is implying that it is your fault
No, I'm not among the few who can do it, anyone who wants to do it can do it. Ultimately, regardless of how much help one has, it's an individual decision to actually do what needs to be done. For far too many people, they demand that everything be given to them on a silver platter. If it's hard to do, they give up and claim discrimination. Teamwork is a fine thing, but only when it actually accomplishes something. For far too many, they don't mind having the team, they just don't want to do the work.That is good, you should be very proud of yourself, you are among the few that can do that. I will avoid asking you what socioeconomic class you were brought up in and simply say ... regardless of what class you were brought up in, you likely had more help than you realize. This is the one thing I do not understand about American ideology ... that is the obsessive tendency for those to value independence rather than acknowledging how much others help each other and that its not a crime to help or be helped. In my opinion, teamwork is more admirable than suborn independence.