My reasoning comes from my Methodist Grandmother, who had lived the majority of her life in poverty and had little education. Throughout her life she experienced alot of hardship like her husband dieing, leaving her alone to feed two children when she wasn't even out of her twenties yet and various family members becoming alcholics.
She explained to me that it was her religion that made her not just accept 'fate' (for lack of a better term) and pick up a bottle and live off the state like many around her did. However her interpretation of the bible is not as alturistic as more traditional interpretations, specifically she taught me that a life is the most precious thing in the world and that the greatest sin is to waste it by being lazy and interfering with other peoples personal lives.
It is through what she taught me that I rejected philosophies like socialism, why I strive to work hard at any task I am given and why I live for my self and those I care for.