Quote of the Day

“Humor in poverty? About people and sex. In the middle class? About situations. In wealth? About social faux pas.
In poverty, the present is most important. In the middle class, it’s the future. In wealth, it’s the past.
The key question about food in poverty: Did you have enough? In the middle class: Did you like it? In wealth: Was it presented well?”
–Writer/editor Paul Tough explaining in the NY Times Magazine how presenter/ trainer Ruby Payne explains to audiences drawn from school districts and local governments seeking to better understand their constituencies the ways that class attitudes and experiences determine everything about an individual’s attitudes and perceptions. (Payne’s workshop and book is called ‘A Framework for Understanding Poverty’.)