7 Things You Can Do To Remain Poor
I want to begin by describing the “poor” in my story.
I am not here to berate the 3rd world poor or the unfortunate.
These human beings are born into situations that lack safe drinking water and sufficient food to maintain proper health.
They live in lands that offer little or no opportunities for education and to the betterment of their lives. They are often the victims of endless conflict and war.
I am directing this attack on the people who live in “first world”, civilized countries where opportunities abound.
I am talking about lazy people who just can’t be bothered to get off their asses and do something to improve their lives. They never cease to complain and always have a minute to blame others for their sorry circumstance. They have little understanding of gratitude and even less desire to be grateful.
I am talking about able-bodied men and women who live in civilized democracies, such as Canada, where I live, and are not embarrassed to ask me for “spare change” whenever I enter a supermarket, stop for gasoline to fuel my vehicle, or stop at an intersection while on my way to earn a living.
I find this increasingly annoying, only because it is becoming more and more prevalent.
I am not overly concerned about irritating or offending any of these ne’er-do-wells, here because these people don’t read very much.
I am expressing facts that educated, motivated, “working to earn a living” people, already know, to reinforce the concept so that you do not become one of them.
Do not ask me for spare change!
I hang on to my “spare change” for selfish reasons.
I use it to feed my children and their parents. I also use it to maintain a roof over our heads, so we don’t have to sleep under a bridge and have to go around begging for “spare change” like you!
I even waste some of my “spare change” to buy books, wash my clothes, and dress in a clean, decent manner.
In the following paragraphs, I will discuss 7 ways why these lazy specimens remain poor and what you must never do if you are a young entrepreneur.
#1 Poor People Have No Motivation
They have no purpose in their lives. They simply have no reason to do anything. They cannot come up with any reason to complete a worthwhile task.
This is, in my opinion, is the best way to prolong and maintain your poverty.
This is perhaps the “magic bullet”. This may even be genetic. I am not quite certain about this one. Perhaps you can help me in the comments below.
How can individuals from the same backgrounds, the same communities, the same educational systems, and even the same families behave so differently?
#2 Poor People Love To Sleep In
These people just love to sleep in. They never get enough sleep.
How can this be possible if you don’t hold a job?
How is this possible if you never spend any time helping people?
How can you be so tired, if you do very little all day?
The real reason they can’t seem to get out of bed is mostly one of motivation. They have no purpose to their day. They have no particular place to go. They have no project to work on.
How can this happen in one of the wealthiest countries on this planet?
#3 Poor People Don’t Read
The easiest way to free yourself from the chains of poverty is to educate yourself.
People who walk the path to success are always reading, attending classes, seminars or have their faces stuck in a book, most of the time.
The super-rich and the well-heeled, spend large parts of their days reading and learning about their craft. Reading is an easy and inexpensive way to learn.
Reading is learning!
It cannot be expressed more clearly.
Ironically, these poor people will not read my blog about these 7 ways to improve their pitiful lives.
A 15-minute visit to any second-hand store in your city or town will reveal hundreds and sometimes thousands of books about any topic that your mind can imagine.
In addition to these inexpensive books that are available for purchase, almost all villages, towns, and cities in my country have libraries where you can spend the entire day filling your mind with thoughts and ideas for free.
These libraries contain thousands of books on the complete body of accumulated knowledge since the beginnings of time.
If your eyes get tired of reading, you can close your eyes and listen to audio books or listen to CDs and other courses that can be obtained for free on the Internet.
#4 Poor People Don’t Manage Their Time Well
Let’s go back to the beginning. They have no purpose in their lives.
If you have no exact place to go to, no reason to get there, … why would you need to formulate a plan for your day?
Everyone that has achieved success, according to their definition, all have a schedule that they follow to get through their day.
Poor people love to watch TV!
They all know what the celebrities are wearing and what they’ve had for breakfast.
They never have time to visit a library, take a course, or volunteer somewhere in an effort to meet new people or help someone.
They are too busy following their favorite celebrity or sports hero.
How many points did they score last night? Where are they in the standings?
Well, that’s an easy one.
They are way ahead of you!
#5 Poor People Eat Poorly
Many of these people are almost always overweight and in bad physical condition.
They always have a few reasons to justify their weight and these are some that you may have already heard.
- they are “big-boned”
- they have “hormonal issues”
- they can’t afford to shop in the rich part of town and they definitely can’t afford those “rich cuts of beef” … ad nauseam
You don’t have to purchase the expensive cuts of beef to main excellent health. Ask any vegetarian or vegan!
This is not a study of the foods you should eat. It is stating the fact that eating well will benefit your health. If you are always tired and sick, this may be an indication that you are on the wrong path to success.
You don’t have to eat “steak and lobster” every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but you do need to eat well-balanced meals some of the time.
You need to educate yourself about food and you need to learn how to cook basic meals. It’s not rocket science, but it is more important for you than rocket science.
#6 Poor People Blame Others for Their Misfortunes
Have you heard how these losers can go on and on for days and days, on how everyone is against them?
Normal people are not against you. Normal people are busy keeping their families and themselves fed, sheltered, and in clean clothes.
We don’t waste our days criticising everything we come in contact with.
We have better things to do with our lives. Here is another free tip.
Shut the fkkk-up once in a while, … so you can learn something!
#7 Poor People Never Save Money
The poor spend most of their money before they earn it!
This is how they get into debt and remain there.
I can’t place a number on the countless times I have heard this one. When payday comes they run, drive, or walk as quickly as they can, to the nearest bank, credit union, or money-mart.
They just can’t wait to stuff their faces with junk food as they rush to buy their kids sneakers that have wheels and shining colored lights.
Afterall, their credit card rate is only 22% or more, and it’s not maxed-out yet!
Besides, the monthly payment is only $57.00.
I want to abundantly emphasize that this blog is not directed at the truly unfortunate.
I take no pleasure in berating people that live miserable lives through no fault of their own or that are sick and handicapped physically or otherwise.
I want to thank these lazy asses for motivating me to never be like them in any way, shape, or form.
One BIG complaint on my part … I wish they had done it sooner!
Too bad they don’t read my blogs.
My comment box would “be on fire”!
Maybe this is why they feel entitled to my “spare change”?
Comments, Questions, and Suggestions
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions to offer me, or these destitute individuals, I welcome them enthusiastically.
Simply provide them in the space below. I always have time to help young entrepreneurs on their road to success.
If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, do not emulate these people!
Contact Me, if you feel offended!