By being firm about your calculated spending and budgetary money saving for your future while still living with your family in poverty can be perceived as rudeness and disrespectful sometimes.
Make it a deliberate effort to humbly and constantly
communicate the importance of pursuing your dreams and
the positive impact it will have in ending the poverty cycle in your family tree.
Never feel ashamed or make an excuse about your future
choices and aspirations. Especially if your motive is of
self-empowerment and self-enrichment for the goodness
of those who are depended on you.
In the long haul, your uncompromising efforts to break
the cycle of poverty on your family tree will evidently be a
Those unquestionable evidence of results will later in life
acquire the approval and respect of those who initially
discouraged or disagreed with your solemn stubbornness
to uproot the stem of poverty in your life.
Those who are manipulative are simply preying on your
submissions, insecurities and takes advantage of the fact
that you cannot stand up for yourself.
Never compromise the future that you hope for but live
a life worth of standing ovation and absolute admiration
from both your haters and nonbelievers.
Your savings attitude should be this: I will survive with the
little bit I can despite the insufficiency, and break out of the
poverty circle by saving the rest I can for my future sufficiency.
As much empathy, love, care, concern and kindness as you
might feel towards those members of your family, remind
yourself that their survival is depended on your self-empowerment
As much spirit of ubuntu, the spirit of brotherhood, spirit
of loyalty and the generous spirit of benevolence you have
towards your beloved family, still what remains behind is
a solemn spirit of self-advancement and self-enrichment
embedded in you for your own purposed destiny.
An Extract from the upcoming book by Themba Simelane:
THE POOR DO NOT NEED FOOD OR MONEY BUT MOTIVATION AND COURAGE
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