Low-income parents do not necessarily make more ‘bad choices’ than parents with higher income, but more of their practices turn out to have negative outcomes. It is more accurate to say that they have “bad options for managing the need for money and the need of their kids for care”
- You Yenn Teo, This Is What Inequality Looks Like
"Traumatic stress cuts to the heart of life, interfering with one’s capacity to love, create, and work - incapacity brought on not by poor lifestyle choices, moral weakness, or character flaws but by a complex interplay among biology, genes, and environment."
- Shaili Jain, The Unspeakable Mind