Wat Is Poverty In UR Opinion ? Is It Related to Money ???

@sunnycool (12736)
India
May 14, 2010 9:49pm CST
A Dad took his son to a Village to show Poverty. On their return----he asks his son about Poverty Son-----We have one dog,they have four We have small Pool,they have a Long River We have Lamps,they have Stars We have Small Piece of Land,they have large Fields We have two servants to serve us,they Serve Others We Buy Food,they Grows theirs The Dad was speechless to hear ----the Boy Thanking him for showing as how poor they were compared to those who live in those villages happily. Poverty lies within----A Billionaire can be poor by Peace of Mind or a Good Night's Sleep. What is Poverty in your Opinion ?
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@vandana7 (66928)
• India
15 May 10
Hey sunny bunny, you are growing up! Alas! Anyway, I think if we have enough for food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and a little entertainment for our entire lives, we have crossed that boundary of poverty. Take the present expenses as mentioned above, project them for 90 odd years that you are going to live, compounding them at the rate of 10 percent for inflation, you will never be poor. :) Too technical for you? Come down tomorrow, I'll explain it over some idlis.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
My parents said that i have grown UP in my tenth standard lol---so you were a bit late Woooow Aunty you do calculate a lot---you come up with those profits and losses you must have planned a lot for the years ahead
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Those Idli's were exclusive Wit I wouldnt mind if you can take the honor of having those Aunty i would make a sudden surprise
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@vandana7 (66928)
• India
15 May 10
Wit, I almost thought you'd say Jennifer Lopez. @sunny bunny - only for my lifetime sunny bunny! Remember I aint gonna live for 90 more years! So dont think I have all that much! I had some very wise people counseling me Sunny Bunny. :) I still have to ensure somethings so that when senility takes over, my regular life is not disturbed.:) Primarily provide for medicals. :( Sudden visit! I am terrified! I should have idlis on that day to offer, isn't it? LOL.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
15 May 10
That is a nice little story. We can learn a lot from children and the way they see things differently to us. I guess poverty is how one perceives it and that you do not need to have lots of money to have a rich life.
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• Mexico
15 May 10
Hi the zone: I agree with you. Sometimes the kids can appreciate the beautiful things that are found on the simple lives. I think that you don't need to be rich to be happy too but at the same time and as a human being I would love to see a world where everybody could have a minimum social security for being happy and to have the opportunity to have a beter future. Thanks for your answer. ALVARO.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
15 May 10
Poverty in my opinion is a word that is only used when people want something they can get and achieve on their own. No money in the world cannot make you feel poor. And those who don't have money are actually the richest. Poverty is only beign used as an excuse. TATA.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Money can land you in big trouble if you have it in excess---There are some good people who donate their wealth for the poor ones and there are others as well who want more despite of having lumps.Each one of them have their own reasons to feel poor about and it is reality
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
15 May 10
As i told you a million times already. That is life, get used to it. Everyone for himself and the hell with the rest. We live life, we did not make the rules.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
you still got the same in your mind-----it was yesterday and i least care about it
@cloud31 (5811)
15 May 10
Poverty is not only money related but primarily it tend to be the cause of poverty is money,money has to do something why people and community suffers from poverty.Poverty is powerless to do anything and lack of power of representations of freedom. Some poverty means is lack of shelter,is hunger, educations and a lot more----poverty has brought a lot of faces to people..further about this is available upon request.Great day!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
We dont find the happiest --- Despite of each and every one of us being billionaires.The first thing comes to our mind when some one utters poverty ----are Poor ones.Majority in this world lack some thing or the other and there is no such perfect human being in this world
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@cloud31 (5811)
15 May 10
I never think being billionaire would give me full happiness after all, it never comes to my mind,as long as I'm not suffering from poverty that's well enough for me..Simple life is perfectly fine, poverty when people think they tend less power than others.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
All it matters is how many loved ones and good friends we have around who are there for us all times
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
15 May 10
if i have no husband to accompany me in this horrible world if i have no kids to color my life if i have no friends to bring my smile if i have no family to share my joy if i ain't got you.... woww...why does it looks like a poem?
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
wooooow femalien looks like you have someone else in your list tooo So that YOU inspired you ---to that extent you came up with a poem as well
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
15 May 10
that someone else is really affect me to made a poem i hope that YOU don't get over reacted whenever he read this poem
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
haha i'm quiet stubborn you know---no matter how many times i go through your poem
• Philippines
15 May 10
I'm feeling poor when I don't have money. I'm not really a deep thinker so when I'm feeling really sad, I never thought that I'm in state of poverty. XD. I just go with it's shallow sense. I'm in the state of poverty when I can barely eat because I don't have money.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
You still live with your parents right then why are you so bothered about money---complete your studies first and then you would never even feel the state of poverty
• Philippines
15 May 10
Uhm. I think it's because I want to be independent as early as now. Ok I will finish my studies. :D
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Your studies would help you to be independent---you dont have to lend money from anyone to enjoy your life then You can try your luck by teaching those ninja tricks as well
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Poverty can be properly define as the the condition wherein you barely or cannot afford the means for a basic human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, education or health care. So I think it always involves money. Your story is just too good to be true. The reality of farming is so harsh. You need to have a big financial support if you want to have a good harvest. If you are poor then you cannot do that unless you lend money with big interest. Problems always exist whether you are a Billionaire or poor. Maybe the billionaire's problem is tending about his business, but the people who suffers from poverty has a greater challenge and that is to the find finances/food just to survive for another day.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Elephant and Ant have their very own problems-----If you discuss about the problems of a Elephant with Ant it would be terrified---the elephant would have a nice laugh when its the other way around. Problems do differ from each perspective---so is poverty---some lack money and others lack peace of mind or a shoulder to lean on when they're in bad times Each and every one of us have their own---some work hard to overcome them whilst others take it as their fate with empty hands
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
15 May 10
I like your anecdote You have a good point there my friend :)
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
16 May 10
Thank you for the appreciation
@tonanana (91)
• China
15 May 10
to me,poverty is related to money.i have warm familys,concerned friends,the one who i love and want to share my entire life with,healthy body and dreams to come true.i have already got all the rich look forward to and i'm proud of having them.so the only thing i need to use to achieve something is money,i should be honest to say that i'm going to do my best to earn money....
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Welcome to Mylot Tonanana-----Hope you make it big as you dreamt .Do help others when you have lots of money---there are many who hardly take three meals a day
• China
17 May 10
i will.i'm a student in a medical university now and i'm going to be a doctor in the future.since the health care system doesn't go well in my country,and thus some poor won't get enough money to go hospital,or won't be willing to spend for health care, i'll try my best to change this,even my effort is tiny.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
15 May 10
This is really good but a sad truth indeed. Many people strive for material things to achieve yet they have no knowledge that poverty is not a reason to get depressed because after all as long that you can eat three times a day that should be enough. But reality does bite. People can't live for just three meals a day. We have so many things to buy and that is not limited to foods only. There are so many bills to pay and honestly we have so many things that we can do with money and as far s I know if a person has no money I can consider that poor already.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
That boy isn't aware of all the sufferings those poor ones undergo---all he was concerned with was----how close they're to the nature god---if does feel good to enjoy ourselves amidst greenery but it takes a lot to grow them all and people who live in cities would never understand how they work in the fields
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
15 May 10
Love that beautiful piece of analogy! Great! Love how you brought out the comparison: in numbers, size and length, happiness as compared to sadness I suppose and above all how "they Serve Others We Buy Food,they Grow". I love how you summarize it: Poverty lies within----A Billionaire can be poor by Peace of Mind or a Good Night's Sleep. Just like all the other life's attributes there is no one single benchmark to measure poverty. To say a person is considered poor or rich is very subjective if not substantiated against the yardstick he is measured with which in itself is greatly influenced by lots of other social, economic, financial, physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological factors. One can be rich financially but poor in other social aspects. To have a balance in almost everything would seem to be the desired goal. But it isn't easy. Again, it is not impossible either.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Every human being thrives harder to have three meals a day and then the rest of them goes for the basic needs---which are being considered as trademark of poverty.We never know how much pain those billionaires undergo within those four beautiful walls wanting for a good partner or a loyal friend.Thanks for the appreciation.
@nsj947 (284)
• India
15 May 10
In my opinion poverty is when or in in other words a man can be considered poor when he cannot complete his basic requirements in life.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Yeah Basic requirements are the intial things they look for and then they would aim for higher once they're done with it and then comes other kinda poverty which isn't related to money rather it it associated with feelings now
@primeaque86 (8112)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Brilliant, Dudee, for me there are many faces of poverty--- you have mentioned one! The most worst among them is what the reality shows now... I mean the most tangible definition of poverty, where a child could not eat three times a day, and several other faces of poverty!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
16 May 10
People who live cities never know that poor ones work sooo hard for their meals inaddition to their basic needs.they just sell their own kids as well for money which is insane
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 May 10
Hi sunny! Wow! Can you imagine how sad that is to try to teach someone a lesson about poverty and have them think that they were the poor one when they have the advantages and totally get it all wrong? I know what poverty is, but I am a grownup! I am thankful everyday that I have what I have and when I think about complaining about what I don't have I stop myself and remember all those that aren't nearly as lucky as I am! I hate myself sometimes for being so selfish and self-centered! I hate that I love my "materialistic" things, even though I don't really have anything worth alot of money! But, I do have a roof over my head and comforts that many others don't! And when I forget these things, I always have someone to remind me! And then I pray for those that don't even have what I do and I feel very sad for being selfish once again! Please forgive me God!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Hi Opal,Each one of us have what we're destined to.So why not help the needy within our thresholds---it may not make you richer but it does make you a good human being who cares for others
• Philippines
15 May 10
Hi Sunny, Poverty is not only about money.It is about everything,It is a deprivation or lack of something...no matter how rich or how poor we are ,we always have poverty in us!It is within us..we cannot deny nor pretend we don't have it.It is everywhere & it's also us that can make it better.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 May 10
Yup you're very much right---A rich man can hide his poverty amidst of those luxuries---his living room knows him well better than us---the pain he undergoes. Coming to the poor ones they cannot hide and above all cannot act as if every thing is fine with them
• Philippines
15 May 10
I guess poverty in your opinion can be seen in other ways but it normally means the lack of money. Like the word 'rich'. When i say 'i'm rich', it immediately registers me having a lot of money. But when i say 'i'm rich with friends', it means something different.
• India
24 May 10
Hello poverty is not connected to money always. Poverty may indicate lake of peace of mind, knowledge etc too. One thing never compare yourself with people who are rich, have money cars; but compare with those whose standard is lower, you will be happy.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Prof
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 May 10
Poverty is when you can't provide basic needs for yourself and your family. ie food, shelter, clothing, education, etc.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 May 10
in my opinion, money is really the root of poverty though it is not necessarily mean you are poor when you don't have money. like the examples you have given as stated by the son in your post. but to think, people below the poverty rate has little happiness. as long as they have something to eat at least once a day, gives them a lot of happiness.
@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
16 May 10
Poverty exist when one is not satisfied of what he gets and whine why is it like that when he himself doesn't do anything about it. Most people are victims of poverty because their minds are conditioned by the people who abuse them to think that they just can live their lives irresponsibly because the government got their backs. There is no poverty if people would live their lives responsibly
@allknowing (68931)
• India
16 May 10
Poverty is the inability to make the best of what one has. Not being able to look at the positive side of life. Taking things for granted. A never satisfied attitude. Always thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. These are some of the situations that can qualify someone to be poor.