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Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

 And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.



Shoppers at a food pantry. (Reuters)

In August, Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points. 

It was widely seen as a counter-argument to claims that poor people are "to blame" for bad decisions and a rebuke to policies that withhold money from the poorest families unless they behave in a certain way. After all, if being poor leads to bad decision-making (as opposed to the other way around), then giving cash should alleviate the cognitive burdens of poverty, all on its own.

Sometimes, science doesn't stick without a proper anecdote, and "Why I Make Terrible Decisions," a comment published on Gawker's Kinja platform by a person in poverty, is a devastating illustration of the Science study. I've bolded what I found the most moving, insightful portions, but it's a moving and insightful testimony all the way through.

I make a lot of poor financial decisions. None of them matter, in the long term. I will never not be poor, so what does it matter if I don’t pay a thing and a half this week instead of just one thing? It’s not like the sacrifice will result in improved circumstances; the thing holding me back isn’t that I blow five bucks at Wendy’s. It’s that now that I have proven that I am a Poor Person that is all that I am or ever will be. It is not worth it to me to live a bleak life devoid of small pleasures so that one day I can make a single large purchase. I will never have large pleasures to hold on to. There’s a certain pull to live what bits of life you can while there’s money in your pocket, because no matter how responsible you are you will be broke in three days anyway. When you never have enough money it ceases to have meaning. I imagine having a lot of it is the same thing.

Poverty is bleak and cuts off your long-term brain. It’s why you see people with four different babydaddies instead of one. You grab a bit of connection wherever you can to survive. You have no idea how strong the pull to feel worthwhile is. It’s more basic than food. You go to these people who make you feel lovely for an hour that one time, and that’s all you get. You’re probably not compatible with them for anything long-term, but right this minute they can make you feel powerful and valuable. It does not matter what will happen in a month. Whatever happens in a month is probably going to be just about as indifferent as whatever happened today or last week. None of it matters. We don’t plan long-term because if we do we’ll just get our hearts broken. It’s best not to hope. You just take what you can get as you spot it.

When neuroscientists Joseph W. Kable and Joseph T. McGuire studied time, uncertainty and decision-making, they found that virtues like patience and self-control weren't as simple previous studies suggested. In the ubiquitous Marshmallow study, for example, kids who ate the treat quickly were deemed impatient and kids who waited had self-control and, on the whole, went on to lead more productive lives, the study found.

But rational self-control in the real world, Kable says, isn't so black-and-white. Perhaps you have enough patience to wait an hour for a train, or to lose one pound each week with exercise and dieting. That sounds responsible. But what happens if the train isn't there in 90 minutes? If you never lose weight and you're making yourself miserable with your diet? Maybe you should give up! "In this situation, giving up can be a natural — indeed, a rational — response to a time frame that wasn’t properly framed to begin with," Maria Konnikova summed it up for the Times.

As Andrew Golis points out, this might suggest something even deeper than the idea that poverty's stress interferes with our ability to make good decisions. The inescapability of poverty weighs so heavily on the author that s/he abandons long-term planning entirely, because the short term needs are so great and the long-term gains so implausible. The train is just not coming. What if the psychology of poverty, which can appear so irrational to those not in poverty, is actually "the most rational response to a world of chaos and unpredictable outcomes," he wrote.

None of this is an argument against poorer families trying to save or plan for the long-term. It's an argument for context. As Eldar Shafir, the author of the Science study, told The Atlantic Cities' Emily Badger: “All the data shows it isn't about poor people, it’s about people who happen to be in poverty. All the data suggests it is not the person, it's the context they’re inhabiting.”


The Cliff Effect

Poverty nonprofitCircles USA has chapters in more than 20 states that bring community volunteers into partnership with families who are committed to getting out of poverty. In 2014, the Circles network was asked what is the biggest barrier to getting out of poverty. The answer was unequivocally the Cliff Effect that is built into assistance programs. The Cliff Effect occurs when assistance programs like childcare subsidies and Medicaid remove benefits faster than people can earn enough income to replace them. By not pro-rating the exit ramp to these programs, the government creates a financial crisis for people as they earn more income.

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Outdoor activity and basic hand ball or community sports is taking a back seat to today's gadgets with all it's new technology and our younger generation are not as fit or strong as they used to be and it is time to DETOX our youth and get them involved in outdoor activities sports bike riding climbing or hiking swimming soccer etc.

On our traveling sales  crew for example there was a time on the week ends we would prepare two or three vans to take people out , one to the movies two clubbing and three just going out to shoot ball then go shopping at the mall etc. but today when we try to attempt that these young folks just want to stay in their rooms and play games eat fast foods and get fat and so we THE LEADERS need to get the group back into fun time activities on the week end which is good for their health while building their muscles and bones but all these techno gadgets and computer games are not the only culprits Social media cell phones  and texting has made our youths anti-social and unfriendly"

 Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."

"It has become exceedingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."  
-Albert Einstein

Kids' behavior and technology: Neither is a wholly new set of conundrums, but the increasing availability of social media makes this an important time to talk about them both.

Take a sheet of paper. Crumple it up. Now try to smooth it back out again. The wrinkles won't ever completely come out, will they?

Think of this as a metaphor for information we post about ourselves on social networking sites; once it's there, it's very hard if not impossible to remove. And it's about as easy to share material this way—even very personal material—as it is to crumple a sheet of paper.

Teach your teens or young folks how to have a TIME OUT moment from their gadgets"

computers games cell phones  etc, no texting no facebook no twitter nor any social media for at least 24 hours on a week end and learn to use that time to interact with friends & family going outdoors and just enjoying real contact with real people taking in the sights and sun or getting physically active in some type of sports , B ball bowling soccer bike riding hanging with friends whom also believes and follows this concept so as not to get tempted.

We need to stop letting our gadgets  take over and control our lives and way of thinking and get back to being active strong healthy and friendlier with others so learn to get your POWER back"






Black Teens Hit Hardest by Unemployment in Illinois

Reports from around the country still paint a dismal employment picture even though national unemployment is now around 8 percent. Older workers and younger workers are usually the hardest hit and both have considerably higher unemployment than the national averages. Illinois is not much different from any other state.


Not much different, that is, until you factor in unemployment among black teens. While overall teen unemployment is at least three times the state average, unemployment among black teens is considerably higher currently averaging around 47 percent. Joblessness with white and Hispanic teens goes up and down with the economy. Not so with blacks.

Currently in Illinois slightly less than 12 percent of the black teen population is working. The numbers for white teens is 30 percent and Hispanics around 26 percent. The statistics are daunting and it does not appear that anyone has a clear answer or solution to the problem.

One interesting dynamic is that white and Hispanic teens may be taking lesser jobs than they normally would thereby filling the employment pipeline. Black teens are somehow left out and their unemployment numbers rise dramatically and stay high. Economists are not sure how to analyze this phenomenon, as, by their own admission, they have not seen this before.

One troubling side note to black teen employment is that they have never been expected to enter the job market. Just completing high school has been considered a major accomplishment among black inner city students. In some circles, it was just assumed they lacked the motivation to enter the workforce. Another component among young blacks is lack of skills, even among high school graduates.

Simply put, many black teens in Illinois don't know where to begin to look for work. Compounding matters is they probably do not have anyone to show them the ropes. Even a higher minimum wage would not solve the problem. Higher wages may automatically exclude black youths who lack the necessary preparation to be successful in today's competitive job market

Now for the keepin it real side of this business"
Nationwide travel jobs is like any other fortune 500 , Wall street or investment firm where the competition is harsh therefore even though we all work together one must realize that you are in it for yourself" Your goals while here should be is to advance grow and learn to become financially independent.
With our organization SENIORITY HAS NO PRIORITY" Is is not how long you are here but what you do with the time you're here and since advancement opportunity is at an all time high one must realize and understand that your peers are your competitors because one day a person could be telling a new person what to do and tomorrow that new person may become your boss"
Therefore one must watch who they talk to or hang it'
You may sometimes experience gossip, jealousy and or a bit or hatred just like in the entertainment industry, sports, politics or corporate America. YES' we are suppose to be a unified group of future entrepreneurs with a motto of EACH ONE TEACH ONE but you should also adopt another motto called I DIDN'T COME HERE TO WIN A POPULARITY CONTEST OR MAKE NEW FRIENDS' You came here to excel, succeed , progress and do better.. remember why you're here. Don't get me wrong' Be friendly , sociable and get along with everyone but do not lose focus of why you came here"
In this world of economic competition in any huge profession some of your co-workers may try to throw a monkey wrench in your success to slow you down a bit or like some call BRING YOU BACK DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL and some may try to get you to do dirt with them so they can have something to hang over your head and since we live travel and work together some may try to get you involved in their  GOSSIP CLUB  or put you down , talk about others etc HECK! they'll even talk about the management staff but you must remember EVERYONE is competing 
therefore be careful who you lend your ear to because the old saying is also WHO EVER IS IN YOUR EAR IS IN YOUR POCKETS"
Also one of our weak points in this industry is relationship issues which may often cause jealousy, animosity and or gossip and may tend to stunt your growth or hold you back.
So if while on the crew if you get involved in a relationship do not allow anything nor anyone to distract you of your success and be careful with your association that may bring you unnecessary problems and if you feel uncomfortable with something or someone or have a complaint don't hesitate to bring it to " YOUR MANAGER" 
Other than that enjoy your stay, good luck and God bless"


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To all of our leaders on the crew, we must always remember that our lifestyle is somewhat different from regular every day society with the type of industry we with Nationwide travel jobs  are involved in living traveling and working together and so it becomes our home away from home but we must always remember that we are still professionals and those with certain titles such as trainers room leaders car handlers manager's etc should always maintain a professional courteous respectful manner while at the same time remembering to LEAD BY EXAMPLE and always work to duplicate themselves positively unto others.
There was a time when new members looked up to our leaders and would do everything right to get to their level in the future but today there are some who would do all they can to try and re-invent the wheel and jump the gun trying to revolutionize the industry by weakening the basics which was designed to help people rather than hurt them and we as leaders must not try and stoop down to our new and inexperienced member's level and act like them while it is good to be friendly and sociable when our leaders drop the ball and begin to brake away from what is the core basics  of the growth of the industry and begin to participate in improper behaviors then many times  you can't tell the new people from the leaders.
We must remember in this industry when our new people succeed WE succeed, and when they move up WE move up"
There are several people in this organization that have invested lots of time money and energy to help this industry grow and expand and put people over and so when a leader messes with that progress or  growth then they are weakening the ability for new people to progress and stealing from the industry and so you are taking away from the company as a whole therefore we will NOT accept nor allow this type of behavior from our leaders.
Our new people are here to learn to progress and grow and also become future leaders in their lives and so it is our duty and responsibility to do all we can to assist them in that goal while they are here therefore we ask everyone to respect each others space to refrain from bad mouthing gossip and or fights, to help others if you expect to move up and stop thinking people are here to satisfy you and your wants & needs.
Stop letting your selfish ego's master the real you and let's get back to the basics and do the right thing.
Thank you'
Mr. Michael Angelo Bosch
 Creativity is an essential component to a successful business. And it takes a strong leader to recognize and promote that. Mistakes may happen, but those errors lead to learning and innovation. So encourage creativity in your workplace and watch your company become more flexible and adaptable than ever before.
When a young adult chooses to stay at a college or university dorm or maybe join a job venture traveling organization their reason for this was to advance in their life broaden their education and prepare for a better future .
At this point all are over 18 and adult enough to know right from wrong, Now while this experience helps to create self responsibility and independence there may also be temptations that may serve to halt a person's plans for the future.
Living on the road staying in a dorm or hotel visiting different cities and associating with like minded people your age may be fun and exciting but one must remember why they went to school on that college campus  signed up for a business trip or joined that travel job, you or your parents didn't waste $30.000 to $60.000 to send you off to school to wind up pregnant or fall into bad addictive habits and quit" 
In our industry for example we waste lots of time and money to hire train and pay for hotels meals and transportation investing in a new person believing in their potential before they become POWERHOUSES so when one of these members become pregnant or got involved in abusive addictive bad habits and leave their actions affected them their families and the company.
 I understand that they are IN THEIR EYES adults and that it is their prerogative or choice to become sexually active but it should also be important to make sure your choice or decisions are weighted carefully and with that said maybe one should  learn to practice SAFE SEX .
There was a time in the industry where we guys wasn't even given the time of day with the females on the crew unless we were burning it down making money and had a name for ourselves as UP & COMING and if we messed with a rep and got them pregnant or they quit the crew because of it their managers would fine us $1000.00 off our accounts for losing a good agent. those day are long gone now, today we're more flexible but the core basics of the rules and morals should be standard and one as adults should always remember why they joined and not become distracted by certain habits and temptations .
 SEX & DRUGS has been a major destroyer & distraction in every field and profession for as long as I can remember' affecting people in sports politics entertainment and business etc and so we need to become more responsible with our choice and learn what are our priorities. Do not allow anything nor anyone to steal your dream or your thunder and close your doors of opportunities because of them.
   God gave you a brain"
With the many reasons we can come up with , the unwanted attraction of roaches and bed bugs and  unpleasant odors  seem to be the best reasons but we're going to take a few other reasons under consideration for  the participants with Nationwide travel jobs  while traveling one should live in a more sanitary environment.
FIRST. we must remember we Nationwide travel jobs  while traveling state to state and staying at various hotels & motels usually take up short term residency in these modest hotels, and while the high power business propositions of large groups traveling provides us with a cheaper rate than most other occupants many times we share a floor with many other occupants outside of our crew that pay the full rate for their rooms and deserve to be on a floor with clean quite respectful neighbors so as not to take away from the pleasantness of their stay.
the consistency of flushing toilets over flowing trash cans  and piling towels in one large heap is easy  with four to six hands in a room ( 2 to 3 people ) Lastly, a main reason for keeping our rooms tidy and presentable , It allows a welcome environment for our new participants who come in while we are in territory. How would you like to be settled into a room resembling a horse stall? it's OK if your Mr. Ed !!
 Now on a personal note,
it's understood that we all come from different backgrounds , some of us may have had the luxury of having maid service and some not but we are not at home anymore and a compromise is in order.
On the week ends please try to keep the music or TV noise to a minimum.
If you smoke and your room mates don't it is just common sense and respectful  to just go outside when you have to smoke or not smoke when they are in the room, the emptying of ashtrays and or throwing away cigarette butts  and maybe spraying disinfectant spray would help preserve cleanliness in a room.
Remembering to place all your dirty laundry in your laundry bag would be nice, NOBODY wants to see your dirty socks or underwear thrown all around the room"
A quick wipe up of  make up or tooth paste that falls into the sink prevents stains, After a bath it is only right for one to wash out the germ rings left in the tub , remember your sharing a room with others' Also half eaten food should be taken outside and thrown away in the trash receptacles so as not to invite unwelcome little guest'
Remembering to unplug curling irons and irons prevents damages to the hotel property.
When all participants work together to maintain a clean room it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to do so when we're working together, This practice shows leadership qualities for future room leaders 
Company clearing house we're affiliated with under our publication contracts is literature sales LLC.
Again' we recommend that you check your order completely before paying the participant, make sure their names and participant number is on receipt , that order is written clearly and legibly ,your name address and zip is on the receipt and what you ordered is written clearly.
Thank you for your participation.
There has been a rash of people posing as city workers or home repair workers knocking on doors and committing push in robberies.
Please make sure to check Identifications and for any suspicious activity in dress code behavior or attitude before opening your doors and if you're alone a child or an elderly and are not comfortable with opening your door for your safety please DO NOT unless accompanied by other adults or neighbor.
We here with Nationwide travel jobs and the POWER program value your continued participation as a loyal customer but also care about your safety and so please be careful when opening your doors.

 To reach us please write to powerprogram33@gmail.com
Everyday we wake up is a brand new day' A fresh start, regardless of our past ups & downs hard ships temporary failures  or mistakes we should never dwell on the past because you will be robbing from the future.
We must remember' everyday we live is a brand new day, A day we've never seen before and 24 hours later we'll never see again so live each day as if it were your last.
Go make things happen..climb that highest mountain, walk the longest mile reach for the heavens, if you can't grab the heavens at least you'll grab a star.
Stop worrying about what you don't have or what you couldn't do and use that energy to make things happen and by learning from our mistakes and turning it into positives. REMEMBER' besides God' YOU are the master of your faith and the captain of your own ship so learn to control and navigate your ship because a ship without a captain will go to a deserted island like a derelict.
While with Nationwide travel jobs  & the POWER program learn to take advantage of all the education and opportunities available to you"
FOR EXAMPLE you will noticed management every week sets up daily and week end P.M.A. seminars ( POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE )at no cost to you' and with these meetings our experienced knowledgeable professionals will share and go over ways to defeat obstacles how to turn NO's into YESES teach people communication skills , how to approach life at a better more effective positive way and also how to take advantage of our P.O.W.E.R. program.
1.) PLAN ahead on a daily bases to reach short term goals 2.) how to ORGANIZE yourself to prepare for all the changes coming, 3.) how to WORK smart for what you want instead of just hard, 4.) how to take advantage of the  business side of "EDUCATION"  and lastly 5.) RESPECT. Learning to respect everything that happens in our lives because everything we say & do we're dropping SEEDS' 
Whether we know it or not we're seed droppers and rain makers and so what we sow so shall we one day reap.
As rain makers we often cultivate and harvest or nourish our seeds with thoughts & actions and  with what we say and do or what we get involved in and so we make them grow.
There are fortune 500 high powered companies  that pay $BIG$ money to send their employee's to a P.M.A. seminar to train them to be a more positive productive member of their team but we don't' We believe in sharing our experience freely because we are like that famous painting where a man reaches over trying to pull another brother up' 
Make sure to dress for success" 
When attending these meetings bring a note pad and pen to take notes, important info and quotes. Wake up nice and early and prepare and plan your day positively, knock on a few doors in your hotel and maybe take one or two other members with you to breakfast and learn to duplicate yourself while motivating others.
REMEMBER' appearance and punctuality is part of your presentation and may decide how your day might turn out.
Like in life' there are your has and your has nots your strong and your weak your negatives and your positives and so while on the crew you can also sometimes experience the same so don't get caught up in the negatives the has beens, the coulda woulda shoulda's the pie in the ski's the nay sayers and complainers whom are their own worst enemies. Offer them positive advice and constructive criticism and send them on their merry way but never allow others to steal your glory or your thunder and look to associate yourself with those that are making things happen on the crew, those that look good that sound good and you could see their success and progresses. Remember that association brings on assimilation"
Also remember WHY you joined the crew, Don't get distracted and caught up in week end entertainment. Stay focused on your goal' 
I want to share a simple but effective moral story' 
Once upon a time there was this cat' and one day this cat was walking along the street and heard a loud noise across the railroad tracks so the cat proceeded to go across the tracks and investigate but while crossing his tail got caught on the tracks so he turned and looked back to see what happened and the train knocked his head clean off'  so the moral of the story is" NEVER LOSE YOUR HEAD OVER A PIECE OF TAIL" :) you know what I mean? stay focused keep pressing on ahead and don't get distracted.
No one can steal your goals hopes wishes and dreams but you' 
Learn to grab the bull by the horns and ride that sucker to the bank.
So everyone go out and have a safe happy healthy positive productive week"
Mr. Michael Angelo Bosch
                                             CREW. POEM
Be mindful my people to what you do or what you say...
For new people has joined this crew today...
Refrain from gossip prejudice or lies....
For sensitive ARE their ears & eyes....
Together we can build success and fame...
With unity we can earn our respect by name...
And if one of our people should happen to fail or fall...
Don't look to blame ONE ...blame ALL".

                            poem created by Michael Angelo Bosch
                Inspired by poet Ms. Maya Angelou with it takes a whole village


 Nationwide travel jobs  is a traveling direct sales marketing crew who works to offer opportunities to young men & women nationwide where up to 60 or more people will live travel and work together....

During a persons training & orientation management will assume all expenses dealing with hotels meals training and transportation therefore since we offer a unique opportunity to young inner city men and woman nationwide and many will be sharing rooms with other participants for the safety & protection of the crew we DO NOT allow any weapons on the crew , guns, knives, clubs, brass knuckles daggers bullets etc

When applying and joining the crew management has the right to search any and all belonging to check for possible weapons. If found we will confiscate them ,bag them , label them and store them until it is sent back to your hired destination .

This organization will offer great opportunities to financially advance your life in many levels but when traveling with such a large group for long lengths of time WE MUST factor in SAFETY"

While on the crew inspections for possible weapons will be conducted by management twice a month every month .

If a person after being notified is found with a weapon that could be grounds for termination.


In studying or analyzing the direction that this industry is moving to I've come to the realization that in order for the industry as a whole to advance grow or even survive we MUST go back to the core basics to it's guidelines rules and regulations"
While it is Okay to change with the times in accordance to improving in technology, advancing it's benefits and adding to the recreation /activities etc we must not deviate away from the principal basics that is the glue which keeps it all together.
I've watched several crews fall apart or is damm near there because they've deviated away from it's basic pushing more towards QUANTITY rather than QUALITY " to increase their sales.
In anything if you take away the core basics of the foundation to life it's like weakening the roots to an oak tree,
In family values
In religion
In education
In politics
In government
In business etc
Once you take away the basics to it's respect level there is no longer a sound positive productive structure and it opens the doors to chaos , mutiny and destructive and reckless actions by it's members"
Just look at our society today and where we're at as appose to 20 years ago with regards to the lack of respect our young have with their parents and in society, like the lack of belief or respect people have towards religion, the decay of our farming & agricultural industry with our young no longer interested in that field, the quality of teaching and education is hurting in today's society, our military is weaker, the divorce rate is higher than the unemployment rate, the job market as a whole no longer show incentives packages or appreciation towards it's employee's our younger generation is lacking in outdoor activities in sports & fitness and the general socialization with one on one people to people contact skills or activities since social media the computer and cell phones became a major dominating factor in their lives so everywhere you see the basics is an important necessary factor to keeping it all together so it's okay to change with the times when it comes improving in technology and tweeking or renovating it's look and design and even making life more fun and beneficial while also keeping the basics in tact which is the root core foundation holding it all up"
Therefore especially in our field if you want to continue to grow or become extinct like the dinosaurs then examine your true priorities"



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