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originally posted by: Edumakated
If poverty were a disease then we would not have situations where poor Asians, West Indians, and others immigrate here and are able to open businesses and within a generation are producing Doctors, etc.
Perhaps the culture of poverty does cause genetic changes, yet that culture is different everywhere. Otherwise, why would these immigrants' poverty-related stress manifest as the exact opposite (motivation) to what we see here in the U.S.?
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Boadicea
My brother in law served in Desert Storm. He's pretty messed up, but hides it well.
As i watched his struggles with his youngest, my neice, i notice that much of what she struggles with is what he struggles with. She has hardwired traits that more closely mirror someone who has lived in a warzone. But she's been raised as a normal middle class kid with two of the best people i know as parents.
Its not her upbrining. And behavioral issues don't really exist in either family that created her. She's an anomoly, and i wonder what the effect of her fathers PTSD is given what we are finding out.
It makes me wonder....could information like this be what makes men lay down arms forever? I can wish, right?
Change the story... change the belief... and everything changes. Including being poor... including living in poverty, or whatever our story/belief is.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Over the past 2 years the things I read in science journals is leading me away, towards the notion that poverty creates biological changes that make it almost impossible for humans to overcome poverty.
Sorry..I'm calling crap on that one.
In 8 out of 10 cases..poverty is a choice...made unknowingly by your parents...or you.
This whole thing is bananas...I just cant stand this reoccurring notion that somehow...your life...is a byproduct of chance...and that you are unable to make a difference to it.
I just dont believe that.
Yeah, it's a choice. Anyone can start a business to compete with Home Depot. You just have to have drive. If you imagine it anything is possible.
originally posted by: swedy13
Or poor people could get jobs...