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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    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.
    Its called a worthwhile effort. Beats the hell out of sitting there moaning.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    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.
    Does it matter? Im by no means wealthy. I have a 6 figure income which by the standard i was raised is overachieving. But i am so much poorer than top 5 pct of earners in this country. So what? If i spent my time worrying about how much other people made i would put myself into an early grave.

    Ive been to war and seen real poverty. This is not it. And i thank god i was fortunate enough to be born in the united states

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Does it matter? Im by no means wealthy. I have a 6 figure income which by the standard i was raised is overachieving. But i am so much poorer than top 5 pct of earners in this country. So what? If i spent my time worrying about how much other people made i would put myself into an early grave.

    Ive been to war and seen real poverty. This is not it. And i thank god i was fortunate enough to be born in the united states
    It only matters in so far as there are a fair number of trust fund kids that judge the poor when being poor is a foreign concept to them. Similarly there are some that are born in poverty that think that's an excuse for failing in life.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It only matters in so far as there are a fair number of trust fund kids that judge the poor when being poor is a foreign concept to them. Similarly there are some that are born in poverty that think that's an excuse for failing in life.
    And this is worth standing the entire US economy on its ear so you can make sure the poor little poor people *sniff* aren't judged by a small handful of spoiled rich kids?
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    I would wager there are more rich people being judged by the poor and middle class than the other way around.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But they're not. The reason so many schools in poor neighborhoods are bad is because the parents don't care. They don't get involved. They don't care about education. They don't instill a love of learning in their children. Most kids drop out before they graduate high school. None of that has anything to do with the amount of money someone has, but with the amount of interest they have. We just have this really stupid and destructive ghetto culture in place that teaches people not to care about getting an education because the government will give them a check and crime pays a lot more. They do it to themselves.

    Actually, that is just plain false. The local funding of most schools in the nation are based on local property taxes. Many urban and rural areas do not have as large a property tax base as suburban areas.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Or kick all of the poor people out of the USA.
    better yet, don't let them in if they are coming here for handouts which apparently is true with a lot of the illegals



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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.
    Amen brother. And to go one step further, when Daddykins owns the team and Mumsy hires the umpires, your chances of scoring from third base are really really good.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Actually, that is just plain false. The local funding of most schools in the nation are based on local property taxes. Many urban and rural areas do not have as large a property tax base as suburban areas.
    Which is true but that doesn't mean that they can't get something useful out of the schools that they have. It might not be as good as a better funded school but it's better than nothing.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Amen brother. And to go one step further, when Daddykins owns the team and Mumsy hires the umpires, your chances of scoring from third base are really really good.
    hard to explain then, why more than half of the millionaires in the USA are first generation millionaires. and rid trust fund kids are not costing us tax payers anything.

    most of the whining comes from people who make excuses as to why they are on the public dole or are envious others are wealthier than they are



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