Thank God for Poverty

So the other day,  I was chatting with a friend when the subject of fat people who refuse to go to the gym or watch their weight came up, we started an argument on how some people are just lazy, others had bad genes to blame and how others are blessed with good metabolism and then it struck me;

Fat people make us appreciate trim people better,,,,,

And that was when I got my second thunderbolt:

The same way Poor people makeus appreciate Wealthy people better

And that was a revelation that broke through even my writers block.  I never knew there was a day I would get to have something good to say about poverty.

Thank God for poor people,  they make wealth look worthwhile and  the sacrifices for a better life look minuscule.  Seriously,  have you ever taken a good look at a young girl in her early twenties who is roasting corn by the wayside with her 3 unkempt children flanking her on all sides and wondered just how different her life would have turned out if she had done just a few things differently but ardently.

Have you ever imagined a world where everyone has Mercedes X-Class? How boring a Mercedes will become overnight?

But I guess we take more time admiring the wealthy, envying their lifestyle, debating over their excesses instead of studying the poor, learning from and being driven their experiences. Afterall a wise adage says:

Experience is the best teacher

But the best part of it was that it didn’t state whose experiences. ….. So the experiences do not have to be yours alone, it can be distributed amongst everyone you know.

You never lose weight by admiring slim people rather it would pay you more to study what overweight people eat, how they exercise and so on and never repeat those mistakes.

This applies for every aspect of our life


9 thoughts on “Thank God for Poverty”

  1. lolz @Thank God for poverty

    Though i strongly believe there is always a reward for hardwork,i also believe that instead of analysising the rich people should focus on their self. I will also want to include that as we do all these there is always a G factor that will crown ones effort with success.


  2. I do believe that. No one wants to be poor but there will always be balance in the universe. Equal and opposite reaction stuff or whatever! Someone has to be the bad guy else what would we have the police or law for. Some will die else funeral homes won’t be there. Some will be sick else no need for hospitals. Circle of life. Some have children and some don’t. Thats the universe’s equilibrium. The equaliser. But all in all I wanna not be among the ones on the opposite negative side.


  3. Chidi is back!
    Welcome! I missed you and your unique take on issues.
    I agree with anonymouschi that the Universe presents a balance in all things – poverty/riches, good/evil etc. Additionally, poverty can ‘cleanse’ you especially if you’ve tasted wealth before. It can remind you of the vanity of life as well as the resilience of the human spirit – how we are built to survive the harshest of conditions.

    Yes, thank God for poverty (to some extent :-P)


    1. Thank you Nne. Just saw your comment, I’ve been crazy busy but will try to write at least once in a fortnight.
      I agree with you & Chi but what amazes me is how people grow up in poverty and still find it easier to remain poor instead of fighting & breaking away from the system

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