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Dr. Ben Carson was appointed U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He stated: “My mother worked as a domestic, two, sometimes three jobs at a time because she didn’t want to be on welfare. She felt very strongly that if she gave up and went on welfare, that she would give up control of her life and of our lives, and I think she was probably correct about that. … But, one thing that she provided us was a tremendous example of what hard work is like.”
Dr. Carson added: “The more solid the family foundation, the more likely you are to be able to resist peer pressure. Human beings are social creatures. We all want to belong, we all have that desire, and we will belong, one way or another. If the family doesn’t provide that, the peers will, or a gang will, or you will find something to belong to. That’s why it becomes so critical for families with young children to understand what a critical anchor they are.”
Dr. Ben Carson (more quotes by Dr. Ben Carson or books by/about Dr. Ben Carson)
(1951-) American neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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