Why We Will Always Have the Poor with Us?

September 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM Leave a comment


Why Does Poor People be Poor?

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By Deryl S. Lampkin

Jesus noted that the poor would always be among us.

Mat 26:11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.

There is an abundance of poor people around the world and the truly wealthy is few in number in comparison. Why is this? Wealthy people know and understand certain principles that pertain to being wealthy. Not only do they know these things but also it is the way they think and what they practice.

The poor on the other hand, have been pre-conditioned and programmed to think and see lack. They don’t recognize opportunity and even if they do recognize it, they will not seize it or they lack the faith and resources to act on it. They see impossibility while the wealth minded person sees possibility. The poor see obstacles, reasons and excuses as to why they can’t or should not do; whereas the wealthy see problems and obstacles as challenges to develop their greatness. The poor let problems and hurdles stop them in their tracks; whereas the wealthy use them to stimulate creativity.

The poor is not just those that have little or no financial resources or material possessions, but those who have good jobs and lots of material goods but are living paycheck to paycheck are also poor. They just represent the upper class of the poor. This is the middle class who has the privilege and responsibility of making and keeping the wealthy rich and providing for the welfare of those who depend on the government and charity.

Why do the Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer?

The poor are primarily consumers and the rich are primarily producers. The rich produce what the poor love to consume. It is the nature of the poor to live to consume and the wealthy live to prosper and have abundance. The wealthy are always monitoring the consumer behavior of consumers and they take the demands of the consumer and create products and services to feed and satisfy the desires and wants of the consumers’ appetites.

Therefore, if you are a member of the lower, middle or upper class of the poor, and if you desire to become a member of the wealthy class, you must re-program your mind with wealth producing concepts and principles. If your mind does not change coarse, neither will your life. Continuing to think, believe and do the same things will only continue to produce the same results and that’s a guarantee. As long as the poor refuse to renew and re-program their minds, we will always… always have the poor with us.

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