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Forum February 2015

The lost opportunities of chosen poverty I disagree with Seres Kyrie, the author of the article “Choice Poverty” (FJ Dec. 2014). From my point of view, poverty has nothing to recommend it.  When this way of life is practiced by a family with children, it is especially detrimental. Children do not choose poverty; their parents choose it for them, and as a result, poor children miss out on many important life experiences. I am glad that my parents were able to live a middle class life and to give us many meaningful opportunities such as music and dance lessons🔒

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