Thursday, July 09, 2020

Being Born Poor Is Bad For Your Brain

Please don't take this the wrong way, but...

What kind of childhood did you have?

I'm not talking about having to put up with bullies, or waking up early to catch Saturday morning cartoons.

I meant more along the lines of...

Did you have your own yacht by the time you turned 5, or were you considered the luckiest kid in town if you had a dishwasher box to play with?

You see...

If you were born "poor", then you're probably missing what researchers are dubbing the "Wealth Factor".

A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry revealed that growing up poor can actually have a devastating effect throughout your entire life.

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis studied a group of 105 young children over a period of 12 years...

And found that the preschoolers from poorer backgrounds were shown to have weaker than normal connections in certain regions of the brain.

Specifically regions responsible for mood, memory, learning, and emotion... among others.

What this means is not only will they grow up into adults who lack the advantage of "whole brain thinking" ...

(Which is really the secret behind the successes of big names like Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos... read more about it in this FREE report)

These kids were also considerably more likely to suffer from depression later in life.

That's why I asked about your childhood.

How you grew up pretty much determines how the rest of your life turns out.

So does that mean if you grew up poor, then you're destined to die poor AND miserable?

Weatlh Factor
Not necessarily.

You can actually "reprogram" your brain to strengthen the connections between regions responsible for wealth...

Because of something called "brain plasticity".

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