Perhaps the most retarded stereotype that I see on this forum everyday is that how much money people make is directly proportional to how hard they work and how much effort they've given to get to where they're at. It usually comes out as "poor people are lazy" or "person A who makes $100,000 a year works harder than person B who makes $40,000 a year." It's simply not true. Are you telling me teachers don't work hard? I know several people with graduate degrees who earn a lot less than people without. So where did this stereotype come from?