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Subject:  Re: WMT Redux--Epitome of Shameful Date:  11/20/2012  12:59 PM
Author:  MetroChick Number:  868915 of 902153

There are a whole lot of conditions that are going into the compromise between being able to move to find job opportunities or staying where the pickings are slim.

But a lot of the conditions/expectations you list out are "American" viewpoints that maybe better jobs will come to the area. Where as immigrants who come to the US who are poor/lower economic class in the country they're coming from usually accept that there's little chance for opportunity/better life where they're leaving. And somehow it's accepable in the US to think poor people in other countries need to sacrifice to get to the US to build a better life, but poor in the US shouldn't have to.

And sure - some things in life are based on luck - you're lucky if you're already born in the US, or have good health, etc. But IMO a lot of life is how people deal with obstacles. People who get ahead aren't people who've never faced an obstacle - many have faced big obstacles but refused to give up - while there are some others who give up at the smallest obstacle.
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