keeping perspective: # 10

10) Feel Lucky!

Poverty is not about laziness or an unwillingness to work. It’s not about talent, determination, ability, or aptitude. Poverty is more about lack of opportunity and lack of education.

Would Mozart have been a clerk in an office, if his father had been a bookbinder instead of a musician?

 The cycle of poverty is difficult to break. Feel blessed if you have opportunity, education, support, or good fortune because so many others do not.

 “Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.”                                                                   Benjamin Franklin

 “It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.”                                                                                                                                                     Juvenal

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