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How to stay poor forever

10 March 2014, 15:26

Could the poor be   self-imposing miseries into their current impoverished lives?

 Some  of  the  poor  have  adopted and  acceptable  impoverishing lifestyle by  justifying  their  situation  and  behavior by  blaming others for their  very fate and misery, with pitiful  laments such as- "If only my father was around, perhaps life would have been better,... If only I had finished school,...etc."


Moreover, some of the poor have acceptedly embraced impoverishing lifestyle by reciting hateful and contempt such as “huuu ba nahana ba betere shame,"...Bacabanga ukuthi bangcono...(they think that they are all that)...ba re feta fela ba sa re fe lift...
abasiniki nelift (they won't even give us a lift)…ba iketsa makgowa... bazenza abelungu (they acting all white too)...Se sokola sonke”

These  words  just  add  more  to  the  poverty situation than  uplift  the spirit of courage and hope  for a better  life. They only  drain  away  the desire  and  passion  to strive  for  a better  and  decent  life. These words  only  diminish the hope  and courage required to pursue  life-changing opportunities.

Unfortunately,  these  words  just  add  more  to  the  poverty  situation by  making  you  feel  that  people  are  responsible for  your  misery  and are  obliged  to  feel  sorry   for  you.  These  can  cause   you  to  develop feelings   of   bitterness,  jealousy,   envy,   self-pity,   poor   self-esteem, failure, worthlessness, which  are all adding  to your  emotional health  problems such  as flu, headache, heart  diseases, depression and many more.

Some of the poor  have adopted an acceptable impoverishing lifestyle

by spending their  hard  earned  money  on reckless behaviours such  a alcohol  and cigarette. Sad  but  true, to some  households, the amount spend on  alcohol   beverages over  the  weekend is  equal  to  a  weekly family  groceries or a bi-weekly transport fee to work.

W hy on earth  will  someone live  on the  money  that  they  do not have in the first place?  Some of the poor have acceptedly adopted impoverishing  vicious   cycle   by  supporting  the  money   lending sharks  who charges them up to 50% percent interest.

W hy on earth  will  someone work  their  sweat  off  –only  to enrich the  greedy   creditor who  sits  home  waiting for  your  hard  earned money? Could  you be better  off called  stingy  and poor than  to let someone dictate how  much  to spend  your  money  on their  selfish

egos/impulses?



Could the poor be   self-imposing miseries into their current

impoverished lives?

Some  of  the  poor  have  adopted and  acceptable  impoverishing lifestyle by  justifying  their  situation  and  behavior by  blaming others for their  very fate and misery, with pitiful  laments such as- "If only my father was around, perhaps life would have been better,... If only I had finished school,...etc."

These  words  just  add  more  to  the  poverty situation than  uplift  the spirit of courage and hope  for a better  life. They only  drain  away  the desire  and  passion  to strive  for  a better  and  decent  life. These words  only  diminish the hope  and courage required to pursue  life-changing opportunities.

Unfortunately,  these  words  just  add  more  to  the  poverty  situation by  making  you  feel  that  people  are  responsible for  your  misery  and are  obliged  to  feel  sorry   for  you.  These  can  cause   you  to  develop feelings   of   bitterness,  jealousy,   envy,   self-pity,   poor   self-esteem, failure, worthlessness, which  are all adding  to your  emotional health  problems such  as flu, headache, heart  diseases, depression and many more.

Some of the poor  have adopted an acceptable impoverishing lifestyle

by spending their  hard  earned  money  on reckless behaviours such  a alcohol  and cigarette. Sad  but  true, to some  households, the amount spend on  alcohol   beverages over  the  weekend is  equal  to  a  weekly family  groceries or a bi-weekly transport fee to work.

W hy on earth  will  someone live  on the  money  that  they  do not have in the first place?  Some of the poor have acceptedly adopted impoverishing  vicious   cycle   by  supporting  the  money   lending sharks  who charges them up to 50% percent interest.

W hy on earth  will  someone work  their  sweat  off  –only  to enrich the  greedy   creditor who  sits  home  waiting for  your  hard  earned money? Could  you be better  off called  stingy  and poor than  to let someone dictate how  much  to spend  your  money  on their  selfish

egos/impulses?

Taken from the book:THE POOR DO NOT NEED FOOD OR MONEY BUT MOTIVATION AND COURAGE by Themba Simelane


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