There are so many reasons this statement is both harmful and unfair.
Gaëtan Voyer-Perrault
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Check out Tony Robbin’s TedTalk. Essentially, he claims that it’s not a lack of resources, but a lack of resourcefulness. Many times, someone who is ambitious enough, driven enough, and determined enough will find a way to succeed as Sean Smith did despite their perceived lack of resources at the outset.

That being said, there are a number of factors that are indeed out of our control that you brought up (illness, financial situations) that would impair travel and learning. Food for thought.

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