There are actually people who believe that “anyone” can be “successful” (i.e. rich). Like some people ACTUALLY THINK that if you wanna be rich, all you have to do is work hard.
I have some news, friend: The system is rigged. If you are poor, the US wants you to stay poor.
The “American dream” is in NO WAY available to everyone. It’s NOT based on work ethic; it is based on your socioeconomic position, race, who you know, and other superficial requirements that you have no hand in selecting.
If you think every fast food worker over the age of 22 is there because they are lazy, unmotivated leeches,
If you think a straight, rich, white kid and a queer, poor, black kid have the same shot at the “American dream”,
take a cold shower. And then come out from under your mossy rock.
- Abi bin Abi Taleb (599—661 A.D.)