First of all, if you're poor and happy being poor great. There is nothing that says you should be rich and that if you're not rich you're wrong or stupid or whatever else. In many ways, being poor can be much more favorable than being rich. When you're poor you know who your true friends are and when you're poor you know people like you for being you. When you're poor you're forced to develop your character and qualities of yourself that some rich people may not. There are many advantages to being poor and to think that being poor is bad is a narrow way of looking at life.

With that said, there are a great number of poor people who actually hate being poor and feel remorse and jealousy at rich people because of it. Many poor people incorrectly believe that they are poor because other people are rich. Many poor people believe that they are poor because they are unlucky and the victim of some type of injustice. And of course, many poor people are used as political cannon fodder to the whims of politicians to push agendas that neither help the poor or the poor even suspect.

So I am basically addressing the poor people that have been poor for so long and are so used to being poor that it's all they know. I am talking about poor people who are poor by choice, the same way an alcoholic or a drug addict is an addict by choice.

I am talking about people who are literally addicted to being poor.

People usually become addicted to things slowly over time. And then eventually that addiction becomes a part of their life that is hard to shake. The same way we may become addicted to alcohol over time, a poor person may become addicted to being poor over time.

And I mean this in the exact sense of the word addiction.

When you confront an alcoholic or drug addict about addiction they will make every excuse in the book as to why they are an addict. All you have to do is watch the show Intervention a few times to see this.

Alcoholics will never admit to being an alcoholic by choice. They will always put it off onto something or somebody else. They will say it's because of their parents or their environment. They came from a rough neighborhood so alcohol is all they had to turn to. They saw their parents drinking so they started drinking too. They have a mental condition and the alcohol or drugs calm them down. They drink to cope with all the bad stuff that has happened in their life. And on and on. The excuses go on and on.

And it is the exact same way with poor people. They were born poor. Their parents were poor. They're from a poor neighborhood. They have a mental condition so they have to be poor. They're poor because of all the bad stuff that has happened in their life. They're poor because other people have taken advantage of them. The world is against them. The excuses go on and on.

We've heard this story before.

It's worth noting that alcoholics and drug addicts are almost always enabled by somebody or some group. Alcoholics and drug addicts usually have some parent, partner or friend that supports and enables them to carry on the lifestyle that they do. After all, being an alcoholic or drug addict is costly. Not only does it cost money to buy the substance, but it also takes away from time that can be spent working on constructive endeavors to generate money on your own.

It's no different with many poor people. Poor people are enabled by politicians and other groups who tell them again and again that they are a victim and it's not their fault that they are where they are. Vote for the people who will hand out freebies and dig yourself even further into poverty. Avoid the challenge of growth and keep getting your sustenance from others rather than yourself. Why change yourself when you can remain as you have always been? Why do anything differently when somebody is here to support you and tell you exactly what you want to hear? People will pay big money to hear what they want to hear, and they'll pay with their life.

Addicts make other people feel guilty for the position they're in. It's never the addicts fault that they are where they are by choice. No way, it's the fault of everyone but the addicts. They are the victim of an unjust society and you're wrong for not seeing it their way. You're wrong for not feeling sorry for them. It's not their responsibility when everyone else is against them. Have a heart, will ya?

This is the mentality of most addicts. And this is why they remain as addicts. You can not stop being an addict until you truthfully and honestly confront the mentality that enables it. You can not stop being an addict until you fully take responsibility for yourself and your choices that brought you there and that keep you there. Yes, of course not everything is your fault and there are probably many unfair things that happened in your life leading up to it. Good. Learn from it and grow from it. You now know better. You now have better information. What are you going to do with it? Continue to play the victim card? Continue to avoid taking responsibility for your own life and reclaiming your own power? Are you still going to hand your power away and just sit back and let other people dictate your life? That's something an addict would do.

All you have to do is work with a few addicts. Go read the literature behind the mentality of addicts. Study on how to deal with addicts and how addiction works. It's all right there for anybody to learn about. Take a few courses with Al-Anon and listen to them say exactly what I am saying. Addicts are manipulators who will avoid personal responsibility and place the blame on others. What a coincidence, where have I see this before?

So when I say poor people are addicted to being poor, I mean it in exactly the same way an alcoholic is addicted to alcohol. It doesn't matter what the substance is. Addicts of all types share the same qualities. Anybody who has ever worked with an addict knows this.

The one thing an addict will never do is take responsibility. And an addict can never overcome their addiction until they take responsibility.

I'm on your side guys, but you're not.

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Jonathan : Alcohol is a drug I always

Alcohol is a drug I always love how society separates the two to make themselves feel better about their use of the drug alcohol.

freedmftr88: The manifestation of the mindset

I wonder if this relates to personality type in some way. Regarding shadow cognitive functions perhaps.
For example ES*P types seems to me to be types that could possibly struggle in a situation like this. I don't mean to stereotype , just a theory. For example ...
E : Looking outside for answers
S: Thinks with their five senses and feels if something can't be picked up by these senses they would immediately determine them to be fake
T: Struggles with emotions ( correct me if I'm wrong , I'm an INFP myself. Again don't mean to discriminate , just figuring out the theory. )
F: Could be very emotionally unstable and sensitive.
P: Just want to live life for the sake of it and whenever limits there is in their life , they can get pissed off if their freedom is blocked. And might not plain practically .
And due to the cognitive functions( but necessarly just ES*P types alone ) their outward expression and behavior would come out quite extreme in whatever negative mindset they are stuck in.

Basically these kinds of people feel trapped but they think they are trapped due to outside circumstances.
Perhaps due to hierarchical systems such as the Government , some may be true. However psychology 101 proves that such behavior must be clearly trapped internally. Which unfortunately could develop into mental illness.

Life never stays the same outwardly or inwardly , either energy is high vibrational or low vibrational. Increases or Decreases in polarity. It can create or disintegrate , etc.

I think people like this lack prosperity in their mind which manifests their outer reality. Addicts would num any thought or emotion that they are sensitive about like a happy drug and therefore they fight to protect it. The problem I see here is even though all people generally want to be happy , healthy and prosperous , there's many who don't know how or even much about themselves . Law of Attraction states that whatever we think about creates the emotion that manifests our reality regardless if we want it or not. And if something manifests that we don't like , there could be something unconscious there that needs to be healed regarding clearing the karma paradigm of unconscious fear perhaps relating to an event as far back as childhood which results to the individuals lack of self worth. Some struggle and are aware of this. Some are totally unconscious , probably have some sort of mental illness and need to seek psychological help.
Sometimes it may not even be related to their income. But their mindset. And there's many examples of this , especially the music industry such as the famous the coin of phrase "Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll". Perhaps it started with the love of music but then fame went into the musician's Ego which they just went crazy and irresponsible then after.

There's some people who can be poor yet live a simple life studying and giving philosophical wisdom. There's creative people who started off poor but were focused on their idea which most people thought were crazy until an established person takes a look at it and believes in them because they can see that the creative person strongly believes in themselves and their idea. Some took action that was quite spontaneous until they were heard and they succeeded. It's all about the mindset.

Relating to all this , I would recommend the following books
Think & Grow Rich
The Secret of Getting Rich
The Millionaire Mind

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