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In order to answer this question, many things must be taken into account, such as the environment and upbringing of the people that fit into the category of the poor. Of course, genetics plays a major role in determining a person's status in life, especially in regard to the abilities and talents inherited paternally and maternally, being from the father and the mother. But it must be pointed out that circumstance also plays a role when it comes to a person's social standing. For example, if a person is brought up in an environment where the parents stress education, reading and some form of artistic pursuit, then it is reasonable to assume that an individual nurtured in this type of environment will utilize these advantages in his/her daily life as compared to a person whose parents do not stress learning and individualism in the home. As to whether there exist a distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor, it is clear that all persons that live in poverty are equally deserving of a better status in life. However, some people appear to "hand down" through the generations a life of poverty that over the years becomes a natural state of existence, meaning that living in poverty is considered as nothing out of the ordinary. But it is also possible that these persons are genetically inclined to live in poverty despite the occasional opportunity to better their lives which may be overlooked or not recognized due to some type of genetic flaw in their overall mental makeup. Scientifically, heredity can be explained as the process by which particular traits or conditions are genetically transmitted from parents to offspring that results in resemblance of individuals related by descent. This also involves the separation and combination of genes during fertilization and the further 2 interaction of developmental influences and g...

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