HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson on poverty as a state of mind

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Dr. Ben Carson

By Jack Barnes

Photo credit: Lawrence French, SiriusXM

Dr. Ben Carson: I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind. You take somebody who has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street and I guarantee you, in a little while, they’ll be right back up there. And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world and they’ll work their way back down to the bottom. So, a lot of it also has to do with what we teach children because parenting is a very difficult job. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.

You have to instill into that child the mindset of a winner if they’re likely to become a winner. If you’re always telling them they’re no good, they’re rotten, they hear that constantly, they see that around them. Then, it shouldn’t surprise anybody that that’s where the vast majority of them are going to go.

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