Face-Palm Levels Of Wow When You See That Rich Kids Don't Even Need To Try

Personally, I love the idea of the hardscrabble American who works her way to the top using cunning and hard work to go to school and pull herself up by her own bootstraps to be successful. It's that sort of narrative that makes America cool to me.But that's why this chart is so awkward. It basically disproves that whole "yay America!" moment I just had up there. Turns out, the cards are stacked really high against those born into poorer homes. And for those who won the uterus lottery and were born into riches? Well, the cards are stacked in their favor.

Face-Palm Levels Of Wow When You See That Rich Kids Don't Even Need To Try

This chart essentially means: "Rich high-school dropouts remain in the top fifth about as much as poor college grads stay stuck in the bottom."

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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