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Thread: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    So Intelligent people have intelligent kids

    People with cultural capital pass it on to their kids

    The only variable is drive

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    >" Down off the coast of Mexico, in small fishing villages that dot the shoreline, tourists will see the catch of the day being hauled in for market. In the market place you will see all sorts of vendors selling fish, lobsters, shellfish, and of course mexican crabs. The vendor of mexican crabs are known as "Crab-masters" and they keep their catch of crabs in large, shallow pans for the tourist to see and buy. Of course the tourists are curious and they ask the "Crab-master", "why the crabs with their long legs and claws just don't reach up and pull themselves out of the pan, flop into the gutter and make their way back to the sea rather than end up as an 'Avacado Crab Cocktail' later in the evening?"

    And the "Crab-Master" will reply, "Well Senor', the Mexican crab has a characteristic that is indigenous to only the Mexican crab and that is, every time a crab reaches up to pull himself out to freedom, it is the habit of the other crabs to reach up and pull him back into the pan."

    I say to you that in life we may run into some "Mexican crabs" disguised as "people" who may try to pull you down in life. But, I believe the Lifestream experience gives us a choice, we can either let those Mexican crabs pull us down into the "grungies" or we can hold onto them and pull them out of the pan to more life, more freedom, more happiness, to the best of life and I'm for that, how about you? "<

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what he said-exactly
    Then all we need to do to solve our problems is make everyone rich.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    [QUOTE=shrubnose;1063861546]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    True, but people who don't even put on their uniform have no chahance of successnce whatsoever and that's the reason a lot of poor people are poor generation after generation. /QUOTE]



    Obviously those who don't even try have zero chance of success.
    Obvious to whom? The people in the ghetto? It doesn't seem to be obvious there.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then all we need to do to solve our problems is make everyone rich.


    Or kick all of the poor people out of the USA.

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Ghetto people generally have no cultural capital. They have no clue where real money is made and tend to think that sport or Music is the obvious choice (whereas it only applies to a tiny fraction of people) or crime on average a lousy return).

    Inherited intelligence tends to be very low.

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    I agree that a bad school is better than no school. No matter the school, if you study and do well you will be given an opportunity to improve your financial future.

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    More money does not equal better education. If it did the exponential increase in college tuitions and public school spending over the past couple of decades would mean every student would be more educated, which is clearly not the case. Much of success is based on opportunities. A child of a successful business owner does not need to be a genius to get a good paying job on a fast track if they can take advantage of other people's connections. For many people all it takes is the right break. Business owners have a disproportionately low instance of college education. We tend to think outside the box. The majority of college students are in the box before they ever attend their first class. College is not about the student getting a better job, it is about long term financial obligation to the education system. It is a for profit system, and college loans are simply someone else's revenue stream. If you get a degree and it helps you land a good job, good for you. But the goal is achieved before you ever crack a book. The reason that people in more expensive colleges land higher paying positions has nothing to do with quality of education, it has everything to do with connections. Students who attend expensive colleges are there because someone who made a lot of money was able to put them there.

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    People who are born on third base obviously have a much better chance of scoring.
    Very true, but what is annoying is when they don't understand that being born on 3rd with the bases loaded and being advanced to home by a walk is a hell of a lot easier than stepping up to the plate and trying to hit a home run.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Brain on video games and soap operas vs brain on reading with your offspring and spending time together. What was a the question again?

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