Poverty or Wealth – It’s a Choice

Wealth

Choices matter.  Decisions matter.

We are who we are largely due to the choices we make.  WHY we make those decisions is an interesting discussion, but we are who we make ourselves.

Consider:

  1. 72% of the wealthy know their credit score vs. 5% of the poor
  2. 6% of the wealthy play the lottery vs. 77% of the poor
  3. 80% of the wealthy are focused on at least one goal vs. 12% of the poor
  4. 62% of the wealthy floss their teeth every day vs. 16% of the poor
  5. 21% of the wealthy are overweight by 30 pounds or more vs. 66% of the poor
  6. 63% of the wealthy spend less than 1 hour per day on recreational Internet use vs. 26% of the poor
  7. 83% of the wealthy attend/attended back to school night for their kids vs. 13% of the poor
  8. 29% of the wealthy had one or more children who made the honor roll vs. 4% of the poor
  9. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during their commute vs. 5% of the poor
  10. 67% of the wealthy watch 1 hour or less of T.V. per day vs 23% of the poor
  11. 9% of the wealthy watch reality T.V. shows vs. 78% of the poor
  12. 73% of the wealthy were taught the 80/20 rule vs. 5% of the poor (live off 80% save 20%)
  13. 79% of the wealthy network 5 hours or more per month vs. 16% of the poor
  14. 8% of the wealthy believe wealth comes from random good luck vs. 79% of the poor
  15. 79% of the wealthy believe they are responsible for their financial condition vs. 18% of the poor

There is this belief in America that if we just gave more money to folks who find themselves in poverty their lives would just ‘be better’.

It isn’t true.

7 responses to “Poverty or Wealth – It’s a Choice

  1. This is fantastic. Our thoughts matter, our beliefs matter. No benefit comes from giving losers money.

    • Our thoughts matter, our beliefs matter.

      That being said, I make good choices because I was taught to make good choices.

      While people in poverty can look into a mirror, it is important to acknowledge that WHY they make bad choices matters too!

      • I agree. That said, however, I think we can choose who we admire no matter what. I find typically that it’s those mired in loserdom who choose losers and idiots to admire and imitate, even if it’s not some clown celebrity (rapper, YouTube star, etc.) but rather their neighbor down the street that’s milking the system. OR, the thugs they see on TV looting a CVS or occupying “Occupy”.

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