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it was an expression of myself, i am just painting on the canvas, but i think if we can teach them that, think of their work and their life as a place to express themselves and then dream what they see themselves becoming. that strategic mistake makes you think more long term rather than the short term what athletes are told to picture making the shot before they take the shot. and i think that the same thing is true for the rest of us. we have to picture what our goal is, is looking like and not just pick an arbitrary goal, but what do we want our life to look like? and then create a plan to get there. and luke can help kids do better. but if they're learning and it's in their hands, that's a lesson every kid should learn and those sort of stuff, the responsibility i can make sure that i'm there will be poverty, and my kids in the loop are weak. if i do the right thing.
hello my name's wendy 18 years old. i go to school and i am a senior this year going up there was 8 of us don't live together. there is a 3 bedroom house. there was a lot of trouble when the economy had and everything my parents, both, they both had lost their jobs. it was kind of hard for us to even like half food in my life. even though i'm still free and reduced lunch now and always have much my little brother house brand reduced lunch and there was 5 of us my sophomore year and i was 15. i was on a journey and with our p.c. and coming back from there i just started noticing that i was feeling different.
sounds like you're either believing or you're pregnant and i was like, i don't think i'm believing the like i had all the time. as i like while i watch a pregnancy test and i was like what as it's kind of like that are. and so like there's a pregnancy test and they came out positive and just kind of fried though my mom told me what any other parent would say to their kid, you're going to be fine. we're going to get through this no matter what happened. what am i going to do? how am i going to finish school? how am i going to do any of us at all? just terrified out of my mind, it turns out in the u.s. right now, an awful lot of children are being born to young parents and parents who are not married to each other. that is about 50 percent of the births of the youngest
generation. in other words, about half of the birth in the youngest generation are babies born outside of marriage to typically quite young parents. we have normal over the years by doing careful study with kids who are from single parent families, generally education themselves. or they also have kids who come from married couples, but it's more of our kids were with their married parents live for the whole child with their married parents that also quickly huge difference they'll do better in school, will be, will likely, will college and even the whole family composition is changed dramatically over the last 3 or 4 decades. we are in single parent families. waves were 2
rubel. so i think americans are going to figure this out. single parents alone have high stress levels because it gets them because their parents as teenagers, we have these adult. so we feel like we're told, but we're very valuable, isn't that we're still children or way our emotions go up and down. and kids are making these very tough decisions around friends and peer groups. and they're making a lot of decisions around relationships and who they're falling love with and their intimacy with those people. and it's just this kind of like these tough things, like what really is a lot of kids in poverty. i never thought i would ever play because i was i am, i still am a straining to do so much charity work so much community service or everyone at school is like the spring business and she would get one from her family is
a shiva church girl. i never thought this would happen. you don't think from one night. it's going to pop out 9 months later, you just think, oh, i have it once you're going to 5 and a half and know when you see the picture of blue, your whole world just turned upside down. and when you talk about participating in risky behavior, whether we're talking about having sex, doing drugs, drinking, watching pornography, whatever it is, getting involved in social media and becoming really addicted to whatever device it is that you're using. if we're talking about any of those risks to be, i think it's important to consider the outcomes of those that it's important to that we're not living for just this moment, which have
a child. don't really think about the cost that it takes to be a parent, the cost in time, the cost and finances. and i would encourage you to wait until you're married before you have kids wait until, you know you've got that 2nd parent that can help you raise that child. what kills me is when i see a kid with all the academics to rock it, you know, they get these all lazy. finally, they finally break this glass ceiling where they put all this hard work in their academics. and then they get pregnant with their, with their high school sweetheart. and i think literally just take 3 steps back. and i think it's because there's this intelligence where we just don't talk about like relationship and the strategy around what you do as an emotional being always been a daddy's girl. i would go to him for everything i got pregnant. he
distanced himself along. he had different views than i did when i told him i was going to keep matthew. you're going to keep him well. not going to keep you like he saw me completely. i had matthew on april 26th. i called a month later to see how he was doing to catch up to see if he wanted to see my son . he calls me this like, i still can't believe you decided to keep him. you could have had a future. now you're not going to have anything and it's been built 3 years. and i haven't heard from him one. i've heard from people. one of my teachers actually when i wasn't there. and everyone from the class told me, she said if wendy was my daughter, i would take the baby away from her, raise it myself, bush, economic future. but now she's not going to amount to anything. and hearing it from
my dad now and saying, you're not going to bounce anything. you're not going to have a future anymore. because i decided to keep, my son broke me. and we as a society have lied to you. we've been dishonest with because what we have said is that you can behave any way that you choose. you can make any decision or choice that you want to make. whatever you feel this this day, you can make those kinds of decisions. and we will do the best that we can to alleviate the concept. but the fact is we cannot alleviate the consequences. it is true that you make your own decisions. you can choose any of these paths that you want to choose. but we're being dishonest to you when we say we can help you avoid consequences. there are consequences for the choices that you make. having sex
outside of marriage is not going to fill the void that you're trying to fill. it only creates more and more of a vast, open and deep within you because you are opening yourself in the most mourner of all way to another human being who is in no way committed to. and his whose actions are really out of selfishness unlikely. and a desire to meet a need that day the day i had him, i started getting ready. i started getting pain and then but when i got there, they told me it was too late for me to have it. i'm just bawling my eyes out of like i don't know what to do. i've never done this. and whenever he got there, i was scared the 1st time i changed just like right. like i care, change the diaper it was. and what do you mean? you can just like i can do the i am fix,
tina i can do this. i cannot do school work and raise a child this precious little boy mile at me. and i'm thinking i can't do that at all. the only thing going through my head was i cannot do that. if you find yourself pregnant at 15, there is no easy option for you. you can choose to have an abortion, and that is not an easy option. it leaves damage for the rest of your life for you and for your family. having a child at 15 made all kinds of issues because now you're not just a typical high school kid. you're responsible for another human being. you're going to have to find a way to bring in candy. you're going to have to tend to a sick baby in the middle of the night when you have homework and you have to get up early and go to class yourself. and then your other option would be to place
your baby for adoption, which is the most difficult decision i've ever seen. a young person, it is a wonderful choice, and it is often the best choice for that child, but it is heart wrenching and extremely difficult. so once you find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, we can't take away those consequences and you now have very difficult decisions to me. so i have my little brother, you will be about to be doing it for a wake up at 6 in the morning. around 7, i will wake up my little brother and mother around 720. i will get matthew ready for my sisters at 730. take my little brother to squat 730, i get to school and i'm racing. rushing to get there. i get out of school, i want 30 and i was going to work out tonight. i get off or i just
30 minutes. and whenever i get my 30 minute lunch break, and then i get up around 1030 and the foreign policy team of a potential buy in ministration is being counted by the liberal media before also there's a lot of talk of a great reset looking for bode well for the future, always be polite, never engage with a negative, aided or confrontational officer. don't get into any
conversation or start answering questions. just ask for an attorney to survive in the territories. definitely don't want to be going to trial in the jumpsuit on cops. you're more likely to walk free if you're rich and guilty, or if you're poor and you've got 2 eyes and ears in one now. so you should be seen in here and a whole lot more than you're saying. if you don't take that advice, easy going to dig yourself a hole. l look forward to talking to you all. that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the 1st law show your identification
for should be very careful about artificial intelligence at the point. obesity is too great. trusts ever the shia muslims like to take on various jobs and with artificial intelligence will summon the demons a robot must protect its own existence as only exist if so what i would say to a 15 year old is i apologize that will have to you are like you are you, now you are incapable or you are still because i don't know the and those things that i believe that you have a purpose. i believe that greatness is only believe that you bring value into other
people's lives and bring value into the lock in this child. if you choose to hear that it's not going to be the end when you have failed and it is now our job to come along and support to enable you to make better choices. my mom will watch the 1st one there. thank you mom. i love and love differently. you want to show her love by watching him taking care of me, making sure how to look for my head. she told me for the 1st time. i know i never tell you this often, but i'm so proud of you. you are working for me that i was a strong woman for me to get
a message saying i'm proud of you and everything that you're everything that was the best. this is what i have been working for. i'm proud of there's a group of villagers were to not feel sorry for when someone in the group noticed a baby floating down the street. one of the men rushed into the water, rescue the baby and brought it to sure. but before he could recover, a number of babies were town floating downstream. there was a steady flow of babies floating down the road. and the whole village was involved in the rescue efforts. pulling babies out of the water and making sure they were
made safe. but not all of them could be some are pulled under by the raging river whether slipped through the villagers hands while others fell back into the water as the villagers tried to save them. the villagers were saving as many babies as they could. but before long, they became exhausted from all their effort. frustrated. controversy erupted milledge. one group argued that every possible hand was needed downstream to help rescue the babies. they didn't have everyone's help, they would lose too many downstream. the other group argued that every possible hand was needed upstream. the can find out how the babies were getting into the water. they could save all of them in a limb and ate the need for the costly and time consuming efforts downstream.
to find out how these babies are falling into the river in the 1st place, we can stop this and no more babies will drown. if we go upstream, we can eliminate the cause of the problem. but it's too risky. some said, might fail or take too long to lose too many lives. we owe it to the ones we've lost and our future children to fix the problem upstream and save one else, calling them to get a drink from a separate water fountain, houston, texas. well, how much ok, what was different about the water coming out of it found in comparison
to the mountain that was of the post that grew up. i realize most people feel completely all that life based around them. when the chills, you know, there are 2 ways to address poverty. one is to try to prevent it from ever occurring in the 1st place. and the 2nd is, if it does occur to a 1000000, right? you know, provide people with assistance with child care with als. say that has to be but has to be what you have to help those who are in need now and you have to help. those might be huge. and in order to do both, you have to not only work downstream, but you know, the circumstances that got us where we are are unique. and so our approach
to every person, every stanley and poverty, needs to be as unique as that person in that family. and that's difficult to do, and it's a little overwhelming to think about. but people are different. it's interesting looking back historically on what we've done to address poverty in the united states. it's mostly been to provide people with assistance of various kinds. and those things are needed. i think we should not leave people destitute and without such assistance. bob, there's not a lot of evidence that those things are going to move people out of poverty except temporarily. i don't think americans are in favor of simply redistributing income. what they want is to provide everyone an opportunity to get ahead on their own. we believe in equality of opportunity. equality results.
i went to a conference once. the conference was an opportunity conference where we invited 74 families from our community and hopes to just allow a pathway to cycle out of poverty. majority of the people in this conference were generational poverty, so they came in and they heard from dr. beagle are her story. and were encouraged, it was 6 hour program and she would say, how many of you know what it is to have a disconnect. notice how many of you know what it is to receive an eviction notice . and before long arms were coming up and she allowed them to see that if i can do it, you can too. we all have hope with this sometimes just gets buried. so i had the opportunity to visibly see hope rise to the surface of 74 people. and that's not something that you can contain. we knew you can't contain hope. i left this place with hope and i'm going to tell everybody about it. i want them to know what i know and i'm going
to succeed. because people came in the room, they didn't know me. and i matter. i wasn't born. i am hard. right? i'm no longer in this isolation where i'm irrelevant or i have to walk around and lead with this label of shame. little by little, the hope starts to take that label off. and when people come into place, you're able to replace that label with words of worth. instead of allowing that person to feel we all are the same when it comes to what our basic needs are and what our basic desires are. and i think if we really think about what we have in common with one another, that's where we can start to create a basis of understand a person saying, i'm not going to judge you. i'm not going to criticize you. i'm not going to devalue your lived experience because it's different than my you say to the other
human being, what ever dream you've ever had is still when i was growing up, like there were a few kids that were completely off. and there were a few kids that were trying really hard to make good choices and really had their focus at where it needed to be. but most of us were somewhere in this gray area where we're trying to get our toes as opposed to the line as we can without completely stepping over. but we weren't really convicted either way. we're just all kind of trying to get, get what i see now is that there are more kids off the rails. there are very few kids in this very area. but there are
a lot of young people who are committed, who are strong, who are focus, who want to make good and who are making an impact on the people around. that is my hope for the next generation. and that hope comes from the stories that we tell that hope comes from us saying to our scholars, you can do this. we're going to stand by, we're going to help you get through this day after the power to turn the ship and make good decisions after that. one of the bigger actually realize the danger you can go to 24 hour, compound interest of things that like we're going to take you to places that you
can't even understand what you do today is going to play more compound interest that anything else you're playing a game that's bigger than yourself, you're playing a game for yourself, or your family's name, or your kids that don't even exist yet for your grandkids. who are going to benefit off of the hard work you put into that. not all poverty is preventable, but we know certainly that based on research and the research that we're using for our programs, some of that can be preventable. we want to help them. we want to help the community around us. nat's what we're trying to rally our community around and support a lot of times when i work with people who currently live in the crisis of poverty feel. so i'm not smart enough to get a skill, not smart enough to go to college, to ask for help. you got to ask for help in poverty shoot, don't ask for help. that's the wrong message. nobody makes it alone. absolutely no
one. we have to work together, we have to overlap with other organizations. we have to be. community biting is the key, is allowing hope, but we can't allow hope we can't communicate. we can't allow worth until there's relationship. if we can spark a movement that not only helps those who are in the river, but also gives them the tools to help their kids and their kids' kids not be in the river. that's the movement. we want only reach out to people across these barriers of poverty, barriers of political opinions. we can really find some unique treasures in people who are different from months and find out that they're not so different. after all.
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