I think you are confusing the run of the mill Issan villages, which I agree, they have no excuses vs an outward village......there is a difference.
(Although I would point out that Thailand has a horrendous caste system that makes people like computer programmers from a very low ranked globally university think they are better than others :) )
"The post in question were talking about the way out villages"
The tell them to get off their ar-ses and move.
"You are comparing yourself, born in the UK, to a person born into poverty in a far reaching village?"
I did say, "it is the same in Thailand , not all Thais were or are born rich, they push themselves and their main objective is to get an education and thus change their lives for themselves not wait for someone to give them a free ride, Thailand is full of stories of wealthy successful business people who came from nothing."
There is a simple solutions though, if all the bleeding heart liberal in the West feels so bad about it they could put together a fund and get these people out of their poverty, the problem is they might just use the money to have more kids.
What University did she go to?
And of course there is anecdotal instances, but just going by facts and statistics, Thailand's education system is ranked extremely low in world rankings.
In Asia alone, they don't have a University in the top 50 rankings, globally not anywhere in the top 200!
Of course, that diminishes their degree and worth on a global stage.......
What an out of touch post.......
You are comparing yourself, born in the UK, to a person born into poverty in a far reaching village?
Do you know how out of touch you sound?
I grew up poor in the US, homeless at times(not on street), lived in the housing projects, Mother went without food at times
But we had access to education, our parents were mostly educated.
Do you not understand that advantage?
You can't compare that to someone born into poverty, whose parents likely didn't go to school and are illiterate.
The post/pics you were replying to aren't your run of the mill Issan villages, they do have the opportunities you talk about, the exposure to education.
The post in question were talking about the way out villages