Socioeconomic ladder

It turns out, the neighborhood you were raised in is one of the key factors in determining upward mobility.

And if you happen to live in one of those neighborhoods that are less than ideal, it is likely that 30 years from now, you will be in the exact same socioeconomic sector as you are today.

That is really depressing.

To think, especially for our youth today, trade-in decades of time and service just to be right back where you started.

Here’s the thing, if you were taught what someone else was taught, raised to believe in certain things, you probably act differently from how you act now. Poverty isn’t a character flaw but a system error. One that lacks equal opportunity and favors those who win the genetic lottery.