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Oh, To Be a Poor

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Poverty is hard in many ways. It forces you to be in the most complex situations you would start to question life and doubt what does your future prepares.

In addition, people who lived in poverty couldn't be blamed for having a life lived that way, neither tell them over-positively that they should keep the hard work. Because there are those people who are in lower class who spent their entire lives working (in farms, public, construction), overworking but still stuck due to the lesser job opportunities, little salary, and some failure on the government units.

There is really nothing to be grateful of experiencing poverty at all. Aside from it limits you in life, it also complicates everything in your life and everything that surrounds like a non-stop domino effect.

However, there is something to be grateful for,

Albeit poverty might be difficult, it ironically has its "helpful effects" despite of its negative aspects.

It allows you to see things differently

  • You'll relate. You'll be aware. You'll know that life isn't linear. (Bitterly, sometimes if everything gets too familiar you'll even start to doubt that life has been on circular motion at all.) Anyway, the point is that you will see things differently and would start to think vast and out of the box. Practically: you would start to see the value of a one penny. Practically: you would start to realize how a spoonful food could sustain a life. Practically: your guts would be tested to choose the things you need most over the things you love.

It practices you survival

  • Experiencing poverty is a lifetime battle for survival. Hunger games exist—it is a constant struggle for those unfortunate to find money and sustain daily needs. Mental instability exists—and sadly, it's a taboo for unfortunate people to categorize themselves with depression and stress. Although, there are struggles that became generational crisis traits, there have been struggles that were accordingly dealt and have positive effects such as striving to move forward in order to have a bright future, and the quality of endurance to persevere in life.

It trains you to be grateful, humble your attitude, and appreciate little things.

  • Because perspective controls what you behave, the positive you view things despite how dark the world could be, the easier a hard situation could get. It is in the same manner that if you know how to appreciate and be contented on even the little things you got.

Although sometimes perspectives don't really make bigger changes in one's life, it can still help in a way to color oneself in times when the darkness begans to start unbearable.

Sure, life is a teacher, but poverty would teach you what life truly is in the most unexpected worse ways.

It makes a person stronger to a large extent a fortunate and a privileged one is not. It made me. Yes, I also ask how would it feels like living a life where you can easily get what you want, where you are not limited to your dreams and to what you aspire. But, being poor doesn't mean I am not rich, there are still these rich ones who are poor. Even if I am used living in a hard way, I never limit myself to feel happy, to know what is to be loved unconditionally without asking anything in exchange.


Renésmee Neverfound

ㅤAn aspirant writer and artist. To be found is my greatest dream and never be lost. Hi, I am @rene.neverfound, you can call me Rene or Esme if you like. I specialized in prose-poetry and poetry, and now I am trying new things and writing styles. I love learning! I am a 17-year-old girl living life in the Philippines. I am a total bookworm and a grade 11 student with an undying passion for writing and art.

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Most of the impoverished people grow more as they work hard. They give value to others life as well. They are more warm hearted than rich people.

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5 months ago

they understand situations so well as well

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5 months ago

i would really agree to this, they understand people so well

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5 months ago

No one really want to be poor but life is not equal for everyone and that is why the concept of life is different in everyones eyes

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5 months ago

i would agree to this, life is vast

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5 months ago

mahirap maging mahirap, pero ituturo ng kahirapan kung gaano kakomplikado ang buhay. i love this content!

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5 months ago

thank you so much for loving it. ituturo ng kahirapan din ang mga mabubuting asal

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5 months ago

Being poor sucks. But yeah, poverty makes us more appreciative of what we have. It forces us to value every penny, every grain, and every single day we spend away from being sick. Somehow these are the consolations for being poor.

At least in the battle for survival, we're already a step ahead. Well-adjusted, indeed. Haha!

I love your thoughts! Cheers!

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5 months ago

thank you so much for appreciating my thoughts and for getting what i was trying to imply. indeed that we are already a step ahead in terms of survival. thanks again!

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5 months ago

Very well said, indeed being poor is not easy, but with that you can learn to be wise and survive in daily life

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5 months ago

thank you for reading and for getting what i was trying to express. being poor helps you to survive, a hard fact

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