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Recently I had read an article in The New City newspaper entitled Poverty is really a matter of choice I found the article to be quite deceptive Actually I was dazed at the editors justification concerning that poverty was a matter of choice Solomon in his brief anecdotes about his poor deprived friends was in fact far from living in poverty Also in his next argument using the US and Canadas statistics were found by me to be misleading to the reader One last thing I would like to mention is on his statement that Lifestyle choices dictate income levels not the other way around But we dont choose to be poor Solomons explanations on choosing to live in poverty were very ludicrous and very unconvincing His antidotes and statistics didnt help in convincing but did a great job of trying to mislead the reader We human beings without a doubt make decisions to our advantage and never the other way around So why would we want choose to live a life of poverty when we can live a pleasant life of wealth Since I do not agree with Solomons theory I would not believe that people would choose to live in poverty Rather I believe that poverty is in some way controlled by the persons living environment education or maybe perhaps its in their genes ever since the day they were born Hillary a hotel chambermaid was described as middle aged woman living in poverty in the opinion of editor Solomon Hillary is a woman who desires a life of simplicity although not earning much as a chambermaid she does live a stable and enjoyable life in one of British Columbias picture book valleys She may not have money for restaurants and VCRs But despite of those facts she is not living in poverty The correct definition of someone living in poverty would be that one does not have enough money for their
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