I've noticed an interesting observation about how the lives of all the people in my elementary AIG (academically intellectually gifted). Out of the 11 of us, the only two not to go to college came from very poor homes. (Even from the beginning, only 4 of us were the kids of a doctor/dentist/small business owner). Not that they couldn't pay. They had the same local scholarship I do. What I would like to ask is: why, in the absence of financial barriers, do poorer people have less success in doing well? Or do they? I admit my sample size is very small. I'm only observing and suggestion a hypothesis, not saying that my observation proves my hypothesis.