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Quote Left The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. Quote Right
Quote Left I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed. Quote Right
Quote Left Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society. Quote Right
Quote Left Poor neighborhoods all look the same: run-down, graffiti covered, garbage strewn, crime-riddled etc. Affluent ones all look the same as well: clean, crime-free, big homes, expensive cars, manicured lawns. Why the hell then doesn't everyone vote like an affluent! Quote Right
Quote Left We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final state of affluent misery - crocus on a garbage heap. Quote Right
Quote Left The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only -- not from its privileged classes. Quote Right
Quote Left The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have. Quote Right