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    As per the thread title, do you agree or disagree with the statement?
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    I agree though there are people who have other reasons like ill health for being poor.
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    Agreed.
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    Poor at 20 is still your fault.

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    except u just scapegoat the rich people
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    Agreed
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    Lose jobs due to cutbacks
    Your fault you are poor
    Should of invested in bit coin
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    Poor at 16: Get a job.
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    Plenty of famous business people were broke in their 30's, after success in their 20's. Its not always a linear progression.

    Plus there are always going to be poor people. The idea that everyone could be rich if they worked hard enough is clearly ridiculous. There is a fair amount of luck to any persons success, and not every one can be lucky. For ever millionaire who played their cards at the right time or to the right person by pure luck, there is someone who lost it all by playing theirs at the wrong time or to the wrong person by luck. There is all kind of other luck, luck of birth of birth luck of genetics, luck with generation, luck with just being the right type of person for your era, luck with health.

    You make your own success to a degree but I don't think the world is quite as straight forward as, if you're good you win and if you don't win its because you weren't good.
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    Erm, no. It all depends on the situation, if my parents were trying their hardest and we were still poor it wouldn't be their fault.
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    Depends if you're still a student at 30. Not sure what is considered poor too - mean different things to different people
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    First, it depends on your definition of poor. Homeless? Not able to feed yourself/family? No electricity? No hot water? No warmth? Or just in a crappy job you don't like?

    But I disagree. In Britain, many of the people and families living in these conditions actually work full time but aren't on a "living wage" and don't qualify for benefits. That's not necessarily their fault - social deprivation in areas generally still exists because it's a vicious cycle, if one generation has it, the number of influencing factors is likely to pass to the next and so on. It becomes hard to break out of it, but that doesn't mean they sit on their backsides all day.

    Also, being poor at 20 isn't necessarily your parent's fault. I know a lot of people around 20 that are poor (in terms of having no spending money) because they blow it all on booze etc. Their parent's don't force them too & many get money off their parents as well. So it can also be self-inflicted at 20 as well!

    There's no right or wrong answer to OP's question though, it's subjective & depends on if you're more of a socialist or not.
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    Never your parents "fault"
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    "If your born poor it's not your fault, but if you die poor it's your fault" - Bill Gates


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    To an extent. But this makes a lot of assumptions, most people have some sort of barrier they can't hope to overcome. And we must remember that not everyone can be rich, no matter how able they are or how hard they try, because wealth cannot be created, only extracted under duress, and poorer people are maybe the principal source of extraction.
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    I'm not sure I buy the dichotomy. It can be both of their fault. How you are brought up clearly doesn't stop affecting your behaviour in your 20s.
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    Ah, more simplified nonsense on TSR. Never saw this coming! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    As per the thread title, do you agree or disagree with the statement?
    With respect, I mostly Disagree with both parts.
    Because it really depends...
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    (Original post by Direstraights)
    Lose jobs due to cutbacks
    Your fault you are poor
    Should of invested in bit coin
    Are you serious? I hope no one took any form of investing advice from you.
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    (Original post by Imperion)
    Are you serious? I hope no one took any form of investing advice from you.
    It was a joke just like this thread.
 
 
 

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