Not sure why this is so hard for people to understand.
I had this discussion with a man I worked for that was worth $200 million, thirty years ago. He had a worthless, drunk, drugged, son that was going off to college. My boss got him in a very expensive, prestigious college and I asked him if he wasn't wasting his money because the kid was going to flunk out or screw up out. He agreed that was the likely scenario, but added that he sent him to that school hoping if he got through one or two semesters, he would meet other sons and daughters of wealthy parents and some of them would become business partners for the rest of the kid's life. My boss didn't show any concern whatsoever for education value of the investment. I think my boss was right and that is why people go to Harvard, Yale, Wharton , etc. See where most USA President's have gone to college for the last 100 years. It's not about passing grades or education, but meeting the right people.
In order to get a quality education you need money. In order to make money you need a quality education. There are rare exceptions but largely that holds true. This becomes more and more true with each generation. There are millions trapped in poverty who go to work every day, they work hard, they are intelligent, but they are not given a chance to move up beyond a certain point because they lack the education. The education that they are intelligent enough to get, the education that they have the work ethic to achieve, but they cant obtain because their parents were poor. And since they cant move up beyond a certain point their kids are stuck in the same cycle.
Your idea that poor people stay poor because they dont show up to work on time or dont work hard is rediculous. Just because you can state ****ty stereotypes from inside your little box doesn't make that garbage true. Most positions that pay well enough to escape poverty require degrees.
Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.
Nobody said life was easy. Getting ahead means hard work and making good decisions. People who do, succeed. People who don't, fail.
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