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
"Marc's comments are all true. A Thai education is worthless outside Thailand."
Not true, my wife's degree from the top university in BKK got her a job as a programmer in the UK many years ago.
"People born into poverty, in villages where there are NO jobs and no opportunities, remain poor their entire life."
True, not unless they get off their ar-ses and do something about it like many other Thais do.
What is common though in Issan is to send a good looking daughter to Pattaya for example and see if they can catch a simple minded farang to subsidise their income by marriage.
"How many uneducated Thais are divorce" you ask, the same question applies to the uneducated Thais as well, as does the mia noi comment.
Most of it is not my opinion, it is the opinion of the thousand of Thais I have met over 40 years.
These things are happening in Thailand, it is more balanced between rich and poor (we don't have any real poor) in the UK.
I am just stating the reality of Thailand.