Why is it that poor suffer more and repeatedly? Is there an escape for them?
Growing up in the housing projects of Detroit, I can tell what worked for me. This would include many others from this time period and environment.
First of all there has to be an expectation, a mindset that says, nobody owes me anything. There has to be a sense of self worth and a sense of self responsibility. One must view education, as a personal challenge and with a an understanding that it will give me nothing, if I put nothing into it. There must be value for tomorrow and that value is based on what I do today. If I have no value for today, tomorrow, which will come, will have less value.
The family unit is critical and, too, must foster the idea of personal strength of character, integrity and individuality, not a pack mentality, that views others,as competing packs. A mentality that identifies the worth of an individual by a pack serves only to destroy the individual.
Perhaps, it would be better to provide for, to feed regularly, to fence properly, to condone tantrums, and to entitle those life rewards that have not been earned.
If being poor translates into poverty of mind then the cycle is sad and repeating of the tragedies that keep one poor. If the mindset is not focused on the poverty of materialism it can focus on the positive and growth is attainable.
The poor suffer more because they expect to suffer more. If being poor translates into an appreciation for a simpler life and joy is found in the simple existence then there is not so much despair.
Pain, setbacks, loss, being lost and tragedy are inevitable for all of us, suffering is an option that we choose. Perhaps we should acknowledge that suffering if chosen results in poverty.
Our lives are for the most part the end result of the choices and decisions (we) have made along the way. Aside from being born into poverty as a child the rest of our life is up to us.
Not everyone who starts off poor ends up poor. There are some simple things people can do to avoid being at the "bottom" most of the time. Among these are get an education, trade/skill, or establish a career path in a field with high demand (before) getting married and starting a family. Avoid getting bad credit by living within your means. Never relax or stop looking for ways to improve yourself year over year. Taking (your eyes off the road) leads to accidents.
Success leaves clues. Find out what successful people are doing different from yourself. How do they approach problems, plan and execute strategies. Learn from your mistakes and strive to do better. Read and feed your mind inspirational thoughts. Network with likeminded people! Utilize any government help to climb up.
Anyone in the U.S. who is "repeatedly" experiencing bad results in life needs to look in the mirror. Examine (your) choices and decisions.
You're responsible for your own happiness!
If you want something different (you) have to do something different!
The world may not owe you anything but you owe yourself the world! Do your best to have the best!
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