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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
             interaction of developmental influences and g

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