Little Pink Book: One Life At a Time

Little Pink Book: One Life At a Time

One Life at a Time (06/04/2013)
A profile of Ruby Payne’s work on reducing poverty. Payne says, “We don’t believe that adults in poverty are needy, deficient, and need to be told what to do. We believe that individuals in poverty are problem solvers without the same resource base or knowledge as others.” Payne stresses the importance of personal relationships in escaping from poverty, both for providing connections and changing inter-class relations and preconceptions. Forming a relationship does much more than just donating: “When one person is always the giver and the other’s always the taker, eventually both sides hate each other. Money gets one past survival but it doesn’t change thinking,” says Payne. Read more…

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2013-06-04T00:00:00-05:00June 4th, 2013|Inside aha! Process|

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