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Hard work tends to be one of the key factors in leaving poverty behind. It's not enough by itself in many cases, perhaps, but add some smarts and GOOD decision making and you have taken a long step out of poverty.

I'm a bit surprised that no one has hit on the fact that you can pull yourself out of poverty by working hard. My husband and his family came to this country from Mexico 65 years ago. My MIL told me that she had to make herself a skirt from her husband's old pants. They did what they had to do to survive. They thrived in this country. My FIL was the hardest working person I knew as what my MIL. They never got a penny from the government as it would never have occurred to them to even ask even if they needed it. Their sons did very well because they knew what a "work ethic" was after having witnessed it from their parents.
All the sons are now retired and doing well. The entire family was a role model to everyone.
BTW, both my husband and his brother served in the Armed Forces and they were proud to do so.
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