Connecting a couple of dots:
A valuable lesson learned through a hug-a-thug program:
"I don't have to try and be somebody because of my environment, I could try to step outside my environment and be who I am."
"Basically learning how to put yourself in a situation where you have to self-motivate yourself and not depend on other people to do that for you."
That, of course, is what the Political Right is advocating for; the difference is, they don't believe you can teach self-motivation, you have to find it in yourself. There's no evidence for this; in fact, there is evidence for the contrary:
"If you're living in a poor neighbourhood deprived of options, there's a certain rationality to keep taking a drug that will give you some temporary pleasure."
Free your mind, and the body will follow...