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What makes some people possess a poverty consciousness, mentality, and

  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 19 months ago

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    mindset, oftentimes being soul destroying towards anyone in their circle who displays ambition to better their lives educationally and socioeconomically?  What causes such people to be content with wanting nothing for themselves and for their families?  Isn't this a form of mental illness?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      No, mental illness would be much better defined as forever driving hard towards massive wealth that does not and cannot buy happiness.  Giving up health, family and love for another dollar in the bank.  Forever trying to "keep up with the Jones" (or pass them by!), forever climbing that all important social ladder to be "better", somehow, than the rest of the peons.

      Not everyone is driven to feel superior to others because we have more money or wear more expensive clothes.  To a great many people a comfortable but simple life is far better.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 19 months ago

    Dear gm,
    Yes.
    It is to not try,
    To have a defeatist attitude.
    To be in a depressive funk.
    No!
    Do not live life that way.
    Al Green says it best:

    Stand Up

    Stand up, and identify yourself
    Stand up, and identify yourself

    What's your name, what's the nature
    of the game, who you are
    How far you come, where have you been

    Stand up, you've been promised just one day
    And that's today
    Stand up, no sense in sleeping your life away

    Where you going, what's your plan
    If you a loser or a winning man
    Tell me now, I wanna know
    You've got to let the glory show

    Stand up, tomorrow's about to come
    Are you ready
    Stand up, today's got you on the run

    Don't fall down on your face
    and let someone take your place
    Cause you oughta know, you can do it
    Tell me that there's nothing to it

    Where you going, do you know
    Did you're friends tell you so
    Can you make it by yourself
    With the strength that you have left

    Why don't you give me a hand
    I'll try my best to understand
    I don't know about goodbye
    But nothing fails but a try

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 19 months ago
    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Beautifully said and done.

 
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