Is Poverty a Choice

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  1. 2besure profile image83
    2besureposted 8 years ago

    Is Poverty a Choice

    There is a great disdain for the poor in many countries.  The attitude seems to be, why are you so lazy?  Why don't you get a job and work like everyone else?  Are the circumstances that lead to poverty a choice, accidental or just plain bad luck of the draw?

  2. pippap profile image86
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    In some cases, poverty is a choice.  There will always be a small percentage of people who would rather live on welfare (or whatever social assistance is available) rather than work.

    However, for the vast majority of people who find themselves impoverished there was no choice involved.  Many people are unable to find work due to lack of skills; lack of ability; mental, emotional or physical challenges; lack of employment opportunities; and, many other reasons too numerous to list here.

    Many of these people are trying to better their situation; but, run into additional barriers in the form of discrimination against the poor; lack of funds to attend interviews; inappropriate clothing for the workplace; and, other legitimate reasons that hold them back.

    Poverty is usually not a choice.

  3. SinBox profile image55
    SinBoxposted 8 years ago

    People are afraid of innovations, and they panic if something changes in everyday routine. So it is easier to live in the environment where they know everything rather then experience sth unusual, i.e. progress.

    I think that poverty comes from mentality. Social/politicalconditions play secondary role. If someone wants to become a millionaire s/he will do everything for it.

  4. djbraman profile image64
    djbramanposted 8 years ago

    We perish for lack of knowledge. Only God has the power to give and to take wealth. So, if we gain knowledge of how to walk in spiritual principles and then do them we will prosper, God's word promises us that.

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