The books of law of attraction, new thought, quantum physics, multiple universes, parallel universes, zero point field and quantum physics have us believe, that anyone can get anything. This is at the root of their basic premise. Of course, this is not true.
Whether or not you will be able to achieve or get what you are aiming for, depends upon many factors. Most of them are internal, say 60%. Yet many factors such as taking birth in poverty, permanent disability and handicap, being external can turn around this percentage, going as far high as being, 90% on the external.
Lots of escape velocity is needed to escape extreme poverty, which one may find himself / herself in, at birth. Many have escaped it in the past, through a career in crime, gangs and violence. Though extreme, the perfectly moral way to earn bread the right way, also seems difficult when one is already hungry, stomach is craving for food and has already gone through hell, harrassed by the ways of the world and its people.
The major creative-thinking inhibiting, talent self-destroying, aspirations-thwarting theory and philosophy I have ever seen is the stupid beliefs of men, in past-life karma, or the belief in destiny. There is no destiny other than that which is in the hands of men (and women) themselves. No fate, nothing.
Just subscribing to these theories kills the little chance, the poverty-ridden people may have to change their lives. This philosophy kills a man from within, destroys ambition and breeds despondency.