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|User Info||Pilgrims Responsible For Violence? Really?; entered at 2012-07-03 23:43:13|
It is tough to imagine that you can achieve something that no one in your family or neighborhood has achieved. What you see around you is your normal. My dad never attended high school. None of my aunts or uncles or cousins attended college. My parents encouraged me to go to college, I did, and excelled in college. But I definitely had a chip on my shoulder, because I came from a much poorer background than my classmates. The real kick in the head was when I applied to graduate school, I had to endure lesser qualified and wealthier minorities gaining admission to programs that had rejected me. Thanks a lot, US government. You can elevate yourself in life, but it is very difficult if you come from a poor background. Having good parents definitely helps, but only so much, You have to believe that you are different and can succeed, in spite of the obstacles and government programs that seek to thwart your advancement.