If you listened to my podcast which went into great depth about systemic poverty, then you’d know this is something of significant interest to me.

Before watching this video, I wasn’t familiar with the Pygmalion Effect but it makes a lot of sense and I think it explains a lot of the systemic issues that the U.S. faces. In short, “higher expectations lead to higher performance” and lower expectations lead to lower performance.

If we want to help people break the cycle of poverty then we need to set higher expectations for them and inspire them to believe that more is possible (because it is).