Sunday, January 31, 2016


U.S.A., Land of Limitations?
Nicholas Kristof


In his article, Nicholas Kristof argues that where you are born and how you live will affect you all your life. 

While reading his article you will notice how Kristof reflects on this argument throughout the entire thing. He talks about how people who come from higher income families will have high income later on and be more successful due to their wealthier background. But in comparison those who come from a low come family will have low come later on in life and have less success due to their background. 

He talks about Rick Goff who was born into a low income family with multiple issues. His mother had passed when he was young and his father was an alcoholic and absent from the family, and went to a school that did not recognize the attention deficit disorder and did nothing to stop him from dropping out. This man grew up poor and worked as hard as he could to make a living and be as successful as he could be. 

The way people are brought up to live will be what they carry their entire life. If someone is born into a wealthier family they will only know the customs to that and not what those who are from poorer families. He states “That’s a poverty that is far harder to escape.” to show that when people are in poverty they will always be looked at like that there is no escaping that view. 

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What really gets me is that this article is only a year old and it still accurate today. The claims Nicholas Kristof was making I agree with. People who come from low income families are still looked at as being unsuccessful and won’t get a good education or job and will struggle all their life. His friend Rick Goff is a perfect example of this because Goff  struggled his life to be successful like society portrays success to be. He was a single dad trying to manage everyday life, and his low income background stood out here. 

A Little About Me!

I am the eldest of three. On the left is my brother Nick (18) who is attends MCPHS and on the right is my brother Tom (16) who is a junior in high school. We don't always get along but we support each other 100%. 

I have been coaching cheerleading for girls with special needs & disabilities for 7 years and love every minute of it. When I am not coaching them I am on the field playing softball either for my summer team or RIC. I have been playing every since I would walk basically. 

These two are my best friends. Kendra (right) and Brittany (middle) have been there for me through every break down and heartbreak. They push me to do my best and become successful. It is stressful being a full-time student, playing softball and working but they keep me sane. I am blessed to have them in my life.
I absolutely love country concerts. This is how I spend majority of my summer with friends. 

June 2015
July 2015
I work three jobs due to my car being totaled in my drive way and having to pay for my one. I am a baby-sitter and do sales at Work Out World, I work at Gillette Stadium in the Optum Field Lounge, and I am also a substitute teacher for the Dighton-Rehoboth school systems.