Poor is a mentality. Just as rich is. People have the ability to be whatever they want to be, rich, poor, happy, unhappy, free, unfree, smart, stupid, etc. These are all choices that people have control over.
We commonly hear that poor people are born poor and that they are victims. Victims of what, a different starting point in life? People start life in different places and from different dispensations, but this does not mean they are destined to end life the same place they started life.
Just as some poor people can become rich, some rich people can become poor. You don't remain where you started in life, things change. And the change that happens is in accord with the decisions people make.
In general poor people make much worse financial decisions than rich people. Poor people don't save money. Poor people don't defer instant gratification. Poor people think they are victims. Poor people replace self responsibility for state responsibility. There are a number of decisions poor people make which keep them poor. And that can all change with a simple thought.
But poor people generally don't want to change their choices because that is uncomfortable and hard. It is easier to remain poor and blame somebody else, rather than yourself. Look I get it. Poor people generally come from poor families who tell their children the same lie that they are poor and they will always be poor. And then these children become adults and tell their children too. It becomes a religion for poor people. Just as rich people have their own religion they teach their children about money.
I understand that people say poor people don't have the education that rich people do. This for the most part is BS also. "Rich" people are usually just middle class people who think the same as poor people. People who go to K-12, college and then get a degree to work at some job paying them $50k/yr are still poor. These people are not much different than poor people because they are still running their life on auto-pilot. Poor people run their life on auto-pilot as do middle class and even many "rich" people.
If you want to stop being poor you need to take control of your own life and learn self-responsibility. This is the way you become a real human being capable of exploring and expressing their own individual value to the world. And this doesn't happen with rich people any more than it does poor people.
Poor people are no more victims to bad education than rich people. In fact, poor people generally have an advantage because they aren't brainwashed and sucked into the BS school system like most middle-class and "rich" people are. Poor people are closer to being outsiders of the system than most other people. And because of this poor people have the ability to create value outside of the conventional system which is designed to keep you from creating value.
Real entrepreneurs know that real rich doesn't happen with school or a degree. Real rich happens when you bring unique, useful value to the world. When you meet a demand with a supply that is how you become rich. And pretty much nobody in the world does this, rich or poor. And poor people have a better shot at doing this because they are closer to street smart than most other people. And you are much better off being street smart, seeing the world without tarnished system goggles than being book smart and seeing the world only through the rules the system brainwashes you to follow.
So poor people that play the victim as being poor are full of shit. Poor people that think they can't be anything but poor are lying to themselves. Poor people that think they don't have what it takes to be rich are wrong. Poor people can be rich. Poor people have as good of a shot at it as anyone else. Poor people just need to stop making excuses for themselves and understand that being rich is a choice, a conscious decision to live life differently.
Poor people need to stop saying I can't and start saying I can. Poor people need to stop seeing why things aren't possible and start to see why things are possible. Anything is possible and the more you want something the more you will get it. If you want to be poor you will be poor. But if you want to be rich you will be rich. You need to first change your thoughts and understand that the universe if behind you every step of the way. Stop being poor and playing the victim, your rich self is silently speaking to you behind your poor lies telling you that you are a king, because your truly are.
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