They’re in it for the money because that’s the choices they have shown to them for their class. It limits your thinking.
I know it does for me.
I’m from blue collar stock. Struggle and work ’til you drop.
But I was musically gifted so I got a toe stuck into the world of a few classes UP in society.
Had a chance to go to Julliard at 11 for piano. Full free scholarship. Ended up turning it down. Why? I knew my blue collar work ethic would wreck my mind – even at 11 I could see.
Got into a super hippie college with full scholarship. Ran out of $$$ so that opportunity to be a theoretical physicist or cognitive development psychologist was gone.
And I didn’t mind.
Low expectations. That’s what you get. Low expectations. It keeps you where you are in class.
And I don’t romanticize that one bit.