Unlike a lot of the other things that are out there being used to help people in poverty get out, this is not about us telling the individual that they’re in poverty or they’re in middle class or what their problem is and here’s the plan they need to work in order to fix the problem.
We’re just simply sharing knowledge.
One of the myths around poverty is that if a person’s in poverty, either they’re dumb or they’re lazy, and that’s just not true. If you know individuals who are surviving in poverty, they may not have the paper accolades to justify it, but they are extremely intelligent.
The nature of that environment involves synthesizing large chunks of data rapidly every day, identifying viable options, developing a plan on the fly, and implementing that plan with minimal resources. And in that environment, making the wrong choice could be the difference between your life or your death.
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This post was written by Mike Dames