I was reading an interesting article, I'll post the link here for anyone who wants to read it: link
It's about what people don't usually realize about being poor. I couldn't help but find the article interesting, as I identify with a few of these. And it made me reflect on my own life. What is it that makes us look down on those less fourtunate?
I was reading the comments and still there are people out there who are just so unkind and unsympathetic or not understanding of those who are having a harder go at things in their lives.
I think the reason is that people assume those who are poor aren't hard working...what they do not relize that things aren't that simple. Poor people are often stuck in a really bad circle, while rich kids spend money their parents left them and call themselfs hard working for nothing. So lifen goes on and things are complicated, yet people think so simplistic.
Less fortunate? You're speaking of them like we live in a caste system with little possibility of upward mobility. They're poor for a reason, usually of their own doing, so as far as looking down on them, why not? Personally I don't think about the poor on an average day, but that doesn't mean I think highly of them.