08 September 2005

What It Means To Be Poor

Here's some reality check for us on the many ways one can define what to be poor is.

Being Poor is...


For me, being poor is not having anyone to love and love you back.

7 reactions:

sharima said...

agree ako dyan doc! One may have all the money in the world but will not be happy if he is not loved.

Dr. Emer said...

Kamusta ka na, Ms. Sharima? :)

eye said...

nice article, thanks for sharing :)
for me, being poor is not having enough time to bloghop harhar! :D

Dr. Emer said...

You said it, Eye! That's one mean bullseye. :)

ruth said...

be that as it may, i don't think people should use poverty or poorness to justify, for example, what's ensued in new orleans following the hurricane: the looting, the raping, the lawlesness...

fionski said...

Nothing wrong with being poor. Poverty can sometimes build character in a person, it can be a humbling experience. I don't mind being poor, I just dont like it when people cant seem to understand why you dont party/gimmick every weekend because you cant affort it and the money that will be spent on that gimmick would cost you 2 weeks worth of public transpo fare. Sus! Hehehe!
Sup doc?

Dr. Emer said...

Amen to that, Ruth. Methinks the New Orleans case is an example of a "Lord-of-the-Flies" story becoming reality. Disasters bring out the worst in people.

Hello, Fionski, I'm cool.
Being poor builds character. Yes, I do agree with that. But you must also agree that the results are constantly good. Sometimes being poor makes you even poorer in character. The challenge is how to get out and change the situation.