One of the things that I am criticized for (believe me there are many more) is when I make the statement that poor people are poor because they make themselves that way. Just like rich people are rich because they make themselves the way they are. (Well, except the ones that inherit their money) So many times, I am told how insensitive I must be to feel like that. Poor people are poor because society will not give them a break or they have no education or they come from a broken home or some other excuse that they think justifies the poor. Well to that, I say BULLCRAP.
What one person can do, another person can do. I am sure that you have heard of Andrew Carnegie, he became a multi millionaire in the steel business in the late 1800’s. Carnegie was born dirt poor in Scotland, his family came to this country with hopes of a better life. At the age of 13 he had to go to work to help support his family, he had very little schooling. However, he worked his way out of poverty to become the second richest man in the country, just behind John D. Rockefeller. Once he became rich, he was known to help his family and friends, the ones that never became anything more than they were born into. His first job at age 13, he was paid 4 cents an hour, by the time he died, he had given away over 150 million dollars. However, what made him reach the top of the heap, while those around him stayed poor? It was dissatisfaction.
Why do poor people today, not have that dissatisfaction? Well maybe because they are not really that poor. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that there are many truly poor people out there that have nothing and are homeless. I am talking about the people that live in government provided housing, receive money from the government every month as well as food stamps. These people are considered poor, yet are they? They are living like kings, compared to the many people living in other countries such as China or North Korea.
However, the government in their effort to try to help the so-called poor, is robbing them of that all too important ingredient that makes a person rise from poverty to prosperity. The dissatisfaction of being poor. Let’s face it, if the government is giving someone a place to live, clothes on their back, food to eat and money to spend, why would they bother to try to do anything else, when the government is providing all the necessities they need in life? When you see people standing on the welfare line, wearing $200 sneakers and talking on $600 i-phones, how poor are they anyway?
Poor people are poor because of the way they think, their attitudes, their actions, their outlook on life and their belief system. Just like the rich people are rich for the same reasons. Nobody holds anyone back in this country, this is America, it is still the land of opportunity. If you have enough dissatisfaction in your life you can make it. Unfortunately, the liberals in this country keep telling the poor that they are poor because of the rich, it is the rich people that are making them poor and keeping them poor. When in reality, it is the liberals and the government that are keeping them down in life, by robbing them of that all to important dissatisfaction. You have to wonder, how many more Andrew Carnegies would this country have produced if the liberals and the government would just get out of the way? A lot more I think.
This is one man’s opinion.