delphiandomine Feb 19, 2012, 02:01pm #
...is not average at all. They are the lucky ones.
Lucky? What's lucky about working hard and achieving something for yourself? Instead of taking your kids out of school to work on some crappy "business" like what frequently happens in villages, getting them educated is by far the more sensible approach.
I don't think it's a coincidence that the hardest working people I know (usually the ones who went for work experience during university rather than nice holidays) are also the richest.
Incidentally, I know plenty of people earning more than average. All of them have one thing in common - they worked hard for it and didn't sit around blaming everyone else.
Have you ever heard the term "Generation 1200"?
Why should someone who turns up at exactly 7am, leaves at exactly 3pm and who does nothing to improve themselves get any more?
Yes. That small parcel is what lets them survive in a region where there is no work in 100km radius.
No, that small parcel is what keeps them peasants. If these farms were bigger and more productive, they would have meaningful employment and everyone would be better for it.