Next up, we have assholes. Assholes don’t give a fuck because they are genetically predisposed to getting what they want, no matter who they have to offend, step on, or — yes — fuck over along the way. (Note: some children are also assholes, but for our purposes that does not matter.) These people are not generally well-respected or liked. Feared, maybe, but not liked.
A life lived in poverty, though, is always about scrambling. A life lived in poverty is about another kind of possibility, the very real possibility that there be no food tomorrow, no shelter, no emergency health care for the children. It’s always about scrambling, about the risk.