I thought her observations were interesting and informative. It help enlighten me on why some, maybe a lot, poor people do the things they do. I can see where feeling hopeless and depressed could cause you to make decisions that aren't necessarily good for you and live more in the moment because your future is so uncertain.There's no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the why. We know the what and the how, and we can see systemic problems, but it's rare to have a poor person actually explain it on their own behalf. So this is me doing that, sort of.
This Is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense | Linda Tirado
Which this is her observations and I'm not sure how it reflects across the whole poor community. I do know some poor people that are very happy but some that do fit this pattern. The ones that are happy have friends and family around them. I think that makes a big difference.
Do you feel she is correct?