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Mr. Garrison: I don't know, Eric, they just do.
[Kyle sniffs Kenny in disgust]”
That world does not exist to all, only to some. And those born into the world of opportunity and choice cannot comprehend why anyone can’t just “pick themselves up by their bootstraps” and just “stop being poor.””
And yet so many of us pretend we know. Can’t they just go get a job? Can’t they just work harder? Can’t they just go get a degree? Can’t they just save more? Spend less? These questions are ridiculous. They come from people who have never known any struggles. They come from people who never held multiple jobs just to put food on the table. These questions are from people who assume hard work is the answer to all problems. These questions are from people who were not born into poverty.”
Poor people buy Jordans? We're upset.
Poor people have cable? We're angry.
Poor people make minimum wage? We think it's too much money if we don't make more.”
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