"The notion that your fate is in your hands - that you can ‘make it if you try’ - is a double-edged sword, inspiring in one way, but invidious in another. It congratulates the winners but denigrates the losers - even in their own eyes. For those who can't find work or make ends meet, it's hard to escape the demoralising thought that their failure is their own doing - that they simply lack the talent and drive to succeed."
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