Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 11 months ago

Why don't poor people teach their kids to have goals and aspirations in life?

If you ask a young person living in the ghetto about what he wants to be when he grows up, he most likely won’t say doctor, lawyer or engineer. He’s going to say, “Alive”. Sad!

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  • rick
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Your mother sells her body for food, and rent money. You don't know who your father is, except that he's in prison for drug possesion. What do you aspire to? Pimp or drug wholesaler?

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    A lot of poor people just don't KNOW how to take a step to improve their lives. For a safe education, ride a municipal bus for a while at rush hour. You'll see the working poor going to min wage + jobs, trying to get the rent paid and the kids fed. You'll see mostly working poor, guess how many of them know how to get a kid through HS and into college. Few.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Because it wouldn't make a difference. No amount of aspirations is going to make you win that lottery.

    The "law of attraction" is nothing but a cop out, an excuse to blame the victim. People are poor mainly because the rich get richer fast.

  • JASON
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    If they're poor,I imagine they don't have books or a role model to follow. You need a helping hand up to stop the cycle of poverty.

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  • 11 months ago

    WRONG ASSUMPTIONS.....

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Generational poverty tends to engender a victim mentality. But where I live, in the US, one’s zip code often determines their ability to access decent K-12 education and it’s nearly impossible to aspire to college if your high school diploma is from a school with such low standards that it’s a joke. Some ambitious kids will put in the two years of community college to get to the standard where a four year university might consider them. But you’re then talking six years to get an undergrad degree and most who have to work full time just to eat won’t have that kind of time.

  • 11 months ago

    They do, or they're too busy working multiple jobs to see their kids enough to have a conversation like that.

    They tell you to have aspirations in school, but it's overshadowed by the rest of the country indirectly telling you you're nothing because you're poor and live in a ghetto.

  • 11 months ago

    Do you visit there often?

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