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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
interaction of developmental influences and g...

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