Do people born into poverty remain poor because of laziness?
It could be many things, or any number of things.
I ride the bus to work. I hear people who are discussing life choices and exhibiting behaviors that will maintain their impoverished lifestyle and teaching that behavior to their children.
No I don't think they are lazy, I think poor choices are made because they were never taught different.
Similar to eating habits. If you aren't taught to cook, you eat crap all the time.
I believe they remain poor mostly because of poor choices. Having kids before they are ready, not getting an education or job training, not seeking opportunities.
Laziness can keep you in poverty or send you to it, but it's inaccurate to say all poor people are lazy, even as a generalization.
Loaded question: part of the reason some males stay in poverty is not the head on their shoulder but head down below. Having kids out of wedlock at an early age really makes it tough to get out of poverty. No family also keeps folks down.
Agreed. Inadequate sex ed and access to birth control is a major problem in low income areas.
I disagree that there is inadequate access to sex ed and birth control. Sex ed and birth control has been pushed through poor communities through school programs and Medicaid for years.
Social programs are what keep the poor in poverty.
Yes, but many places still don't have adequate access to it. Many southern states still oppose sex ed even though they have horrific rates of STDs and teen pregnancies.
Though, I agree that, ultimately, it's the individual's responsibility to, well...act responsibly.
I've read all of these comments and one thing seems clear. None of you have been poor or have worked with the poor. There's a mind lock that starts to occur. You grow to expect no more than you already have. It's not achievable. It's hard to escape
that mindset unless you're given powerful tools and help to see that you can have and be more. The poor don't want to be poor. They often don't know how else to be.
Actually your wrong, I'm actually currently poor.
I also serve at my church handing out groceries and serving meals to the poor.
Family of 3 with an average yearly income of $20000. At one time we didn't have income at all.