Turning to Rastafari to Escape Poverty
The first method of becoming wealthy is:
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO WITH THEIR MONEY.
Don't worry about the fact that the hotels in Jamaica waste plenty of food when they create a buffet that is not eaten. The food just gets thrown out.. If you worry about others wasting food that is called JEALOUSY.
Remove jealous thoughts from the mind and work for your own assets.
Do not covet your Neighbour The blame game will not work within the Rastafarian movement. Yes, we are a movement therefore requiring a lot of movement of the hands and feet. The Rasta man or woman should always be in motion. Even while sleeping, we should explore our dreams.
One of the main reasons young men turn to Rastafari is to escape poverty. This is accomplished by re-aligning what are true assets and what are wants. Rastafarians know that a Rolex watch does not constitute real wealth. Our motivation, self-reliance, entrepreneurship and a farming agenda are the basis of wealth.
MOTIVE is related to MOTION
What are the reasons for getting out of bed and finding something to eat? What will you do with the energy gained from sleep rejuvenation and caloric intake? There has to be a reason why everyone is moving around.
If your motive is to pay off your credit card or a car loan then you have already lost in establishing the first step of establishing a true motivation. Here is a list of the wrong types of motivation;
- To become rich
- To prove to those that doubted you, that you can do it
- Because you want to fit in
- To satisfy your wife
- To save for that vacation
All of these are really bad motives. The motivation is the foundation on which progress is built on. If the foundation is weak, then the building will simply crumble as more levels are placed on it. The most important motive is to actually enjoy what you are doing. The money will come as a side effect. The main effect is your happiness. In order to escape poverty, here are some motives that Rastafarians should first establish;
- Food to eat
- Clean drinking water
- Secure environment
- Enough resources in order to share
It is important to build up yourself first. After accomplishing this then you can consider those that are around you. It is human nature to feed first. Paying for the resources that is needed to keep the body fully functioning is number one. Thereafter you can pay for the basics assets and recurring costs that are needed to keep your business afloat.
For example, if you are an internet content creator such as myself. The first thing I do is to buy food and water to consume. The second objective is to pay the rent and the internet bill (this is the bread winner). The third objective is to feed the immediate family. Then trivial matters come after.
This method will work as long as you stay in motion. No one ever fails when their family is depending on them.
The farming agenda allows you to feed yourself and family and have surplus product for sale simultaneously.
If you are not willing to start a business, the only option is to work for someone that already started their own business.
Working for a company in order to secure a monthly wage may seem less risky. This is an illusion forced upon society through colleges and high schools. It is very possible to lose your so called secured job? A business can also fail, but guess what. The failure of your business is more dependent on the failure of YOU. There is not much control in a work environment. This is because the owner is laying you off in an effort to make the business more successful or competitive.
Would you not prefer to be the owner rather than the worker? Which option do you think banks find more appealing. Haven't you notice business owners have a greater opportunity to pay less tax.
Another reason why entrepreneurs are likely to escape poverty is due to the dynamics of owning a business. A business has an opportunity for exponential growth. This is very unlikely to happen in a work environment. More separate opportunities can arise while building a business. The owner of the business is forced to adopt and practice new skills that will provide useful if they ever plan to seek a job.
The Farming Agenda
Feeding yourself and family is the most important objective. STAYIING ALIVE IS IMPORTANT.
FOOD IS THE STAFF OF LIFE.
When young men turn to the Rastafarian movement, the first thing they learn is farming. This is because food does not come from supermarkets. Food comes from the soil. Everything that the eyes see is from the soil, which is called GROUNDATION in Rastafarian dialect. True wealth only comes from GROUNDATION which is the true foundation. We stand on it every day.
IF YOU HAVE TO BUY FOOD = YOU ARE POOR
It is mandatory for every single Rastafarian to grow something. Seeds will no longer be thrown in the trash. The seed must be thrown away on fertile soil in the wilderness. The seed can develop into food for wanderers or the homeless.
In order to escape poverty, the earth should be seen as a source of wealth. It has always been this way. Do not fall for the propaganda trick that farmers are poor. Farmers are not poor they are simple humble. They feed the nation so that the nation can have energy to fulfill their own selfish desires.
People will have to grow food
A whole new mindset has to be adopted in order to establish true wealth. Poverty is a viscous cycle and a dangerous ego trick. To escape poverty, one has to re-establish what true HAPPINESS truly entails.
Contrary to popular belief, most Rastafarians are materialistically wealthy. I do not think it was their intention to accumulate such great wealth. Just by doing what they really love and enjoyed resulted in monetary rewards eventually. Bob Marley would be the most popular example.
EVERY FAILURE WAS A SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT
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