People can change their own lives by working harder in school, not getting in trouble and helping others. Can every poor person honestly say they have worked their hardest throughout their lives? This is why their is lots of poverty in the world. They must help themselves. We can't do any more.
People who are poor tend to misbehave the most in school, should we help people that aren't helping themselves? This is my view on this debate and I disagree that you are going to stay poor if you are born poor, PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THEIR OWN LIVES WE MUST LET THEM!!
What can a child who is born into poverty do to possible improve their position? They obviously can't. It is not that child's fault they are poor. As a society, it is our responsibility to give that child the best opportunity possible to improve their life. Unfortunately, we are not doing that and it is creating a cycle of generational poverty.
People do not want or choose to live in poverty. While it is true there are some that may be able to do better than they do, it is certainly not the normal case. People live in nations where there is no access to food, clean water, an education, or jobs. This is not because they want to. No sane person would be hungry, thirsty, cold, or poor on purpose.