Originally Posted by QUENTIN
Except that's not true. What I'm saying is, what you, jackson, and many decry as stupid and mock or react to violently has little to do with intelligence and instead is a direct result of being poor in America. Being raised in poverty in a country that so highly values wealth leads to feelings of worthlessness and deep-seated insecurity. When one is raised in a society that measures the worth of a person by how much money they have, those without money feel like they are of little value and are ashamed.
We'll have to disagree there. I've known many poor people. My parents were poor most of my young life, and they never in a million years would spend money on bullshit material items. That's probably in part why they aren't poor anymore.
This is a cultural problem and a family values problem.