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Free Your Mind From Scarcity Programing

Updated on August 9, 2013

Scarcity programming is when an individual hold negative belief that he or she will never have abundance in their life("Scarcity Programming ", 2011). It fills the individual with the anxiety that there is not enough abundance on the earth for everyone ("Scarcity Programming ", 2011). Many individuals have the mind set of scarcity programming because they were programmed to think that way through society, parents, peers, or teachers ("How To Become Free Of The Scarcity Mentality", 2013). A child can become traumatized by scarcity programming if he or she came from a poor family back ground, and the parents always spoke this way," We will never be able to afford that," " that's for rich people," or "we will never have that kind of money."

In another scenario of scarcity programing is that an individual can have many things and still be in a continuous state of inadequacy. This would be an individual that came from a family back ground not grounded in family values and did not appreciate the intangible things in life. They were only happy when they got something and unhappy when they did not, and became dependent on that behavior. The mind set of this type personality from this family setting does not know the meaning of loyalty, integrity, gratitude, etc. being traumatized from this upbringing the individual will always feel an emptiness. If an individual can not appreciate the small things in life he or she will not have appreciation for the big things in life. You can recognize some of the personalities of these individuals by the way they conversate with others. The individual will talk from a mind that has an inferiority complex. The conversation may go something like this," I don't want for nothing, I never had to live in a shack, and so on, because its some things in that individuals past that causes trauma to the psyche. It shames the individual to the point of denial. To throw off that shame they may talk badly of others, what others do not have and measure their life with theirs for means of self gratification. This behavior is also a form of psychological projection. Psychological projection is a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or a person in the outside world ("Psychological Projection", 2013).

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    • pan1974 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

      Thanks to you both.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      this is a good share but truth be told I didn't know what a Scarcity programming was..until now!! LOL voted up and useful

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This is a great and insightful hub. Many of us were inculcated with this philosophy. There is more than enough for ALL of us and we have to adopt this new paradigm if humankind is going to evolve and thrive as a species.


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