" There was a time when hard work and intelligence was rewarded. But today it seems as if those things don’t matter anymore. I had to turn down a great opportunity, an opportunity I rightfully earned, because I could not afford it. I had done everything on my part to deserve this opportunity and no one was willing to meet me halfway by helping me pay for it."
A potent reminder that poverty can be crippling, and why the two developments must go hand in hand.