@ Rolando- Thank you! I must admit I've very proud of my accomplishments thus far! I purchased my first home this year! It was an amazing feeling!
@Lynnme- I totally agree! But people must have open minds. You cannot teach someone who is not willing to learn. Just as you cannot save an addict who doesn't want help. My mother is a hard worker. My father is a drug addict. I could have very easily followed in his foot steps, but at some point in my life I decided that was not the life I wanted for myself.
There is a huge difference between uneducated and laziness. Regardless people must have initiative to take control of their life!
@Lynnme- Unfortunately you are an exception to the rule. Likewise, I am myself. I am a single mother. I have had some help along the way but I do not come from a "rich" family. I've worked hard doing jobs that weren't the funnest. I put myself through college and now I have an awesome job and I am able to provide a decent life to my now seven year old child. I have never been on assistance. I was always told I made too much money. Really? I made $2.13 an hour as a waitress. At times I think life would have been much easier if I had stayed home and collected a check. I was taught you must work hard to be able to live the life you want. I try very hard to instill that in my child.
We have to stop rewarding laziness! Black or white, asian, hispanic...doesn't matter. At some point people need to stop making excuses and take responsibility for their life!