Nobody wants to be poor. That’s obvious. But still, we get to find people in that situation. Can it be changed? Can it be avoided? What causes poverty?

Statistics from The Global Issues state that almost half the world –over three billion people –live on less than $2.50 a day, where the poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.  It further states that, more than 80 percent of the world’s population live in countries where income differentials are widening.  

Poverty is a well known topic, whether you come from a big power (developed countries e.g. USA) or a small power country (developing countries e.g. most African countries), or at least you must have heard or better yet read about it. There are very many well known causes of poverty in a country including; diseases (HIV, malaria etc) unavailability of water, food, healthy sanitation, lack of education, overpopulation, high levels of dependency and last but not least having a culture of poverty.

I love science and its complexity. It explains very small things using enormous terms and philosophies that are probably boring to 7% out of 10% of a given population. Only because one has to read and look into facts, where one fact leads to another connecting about 10,000,000 of them together to give a simple answer. What does this tell us……we are lazy!!!! (Well, maybe I might have exaggerated about the figure) but that doesn’t change the fact that we are lazy!!!!

The above given facts on poverty give an overview of the whole, I would like to focus on you (individual). Poverty is sometimes caused by having a culture of poverty. I bet we can all agree that this can be terminated if all of us worked hard and believed in ourselves as well as others.

Everybody has a dream, wants to live in a big house, flaunt lots of money around like every day is payday, it’s okay. Question is how hard are you working towards this???  Are you always pushed around to accomplish simple tasks? Do you hand in your bosses’ documents 3 days after the deadline or 3 days before the deadline? What time do you wake up? Do you always have excuses for not doing things? What time do you sleep? Is your mind a routine oriented or are you open to change? Must you be monitored? Are the people around you guiding you towards your dream or are you just wasting time watching and helping them live theirs? Are you hanging with the right caliber? (Are you an acquaintance or ‘a real nagger in the squad’?)

The dream is free……The journey is not! You have exactly what it takes to get to where you want to be, only if you stop pointing with thirst and fantasizing about what you want, but wake up, kick ass and work towards it. If it means waking up early and sleeping at weird hours of the night, I believe it’s going to be worth it.

Motivation is what gets you started.   Habit is what keeps you going.

‘No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is. Our graves will always be the same depth. Stay humble’