Have you ever wondered about the secrets that lie in poverty? Well, today, I am going to talk about all the good there is, in being poor. So, let’s start.
MEANINGS ASSOCIATED WITH BEING POOR
Firstly, most people associate the poor with not having the necessities of life or not having the standard of a comfortable living. Whatever the criteria out there, there is much more to this definition.
According to my personal observation, I have met many families who by their backgrounds are landlords but are still poor. This does not mean they do not have a comfortable standard of living. They live a life that is comfortable to them.
LEVEL OF CONTENTMENT BETWEEN THE RURAL AND URBAN
Secondly, in comparison to urban lives, where comfortable living means a house in a posh area, a salary in six digits, sending children to elite schools where parents can boost with their acquaintances about their accomplishments. This is not the case with rural lives.
The rural people are contented with what they have and have no desire to look beyond that.
MEANING TO POVERTY
Thirdly, their poverty has a meaning. Something the urban world cannot understand. This meaning is their basic instinct of survival and ethical values which is rarely found in urban life. And it often comes as a shock to the ones living in urban life.
CONCEPT OF MATERIAL THINGS
Fourthly, when one is poor, one is beyond the concept of material things which makes life a living hell if someone possesses it. Let me explain How? See, if you own a car or house or even bank balance, you’ll always be in the fear of keeping it safe and buying more things to keep it safe.
On the other hand, if you don’t have material pursuits other than the self, you don’t have to worry about anything, other than keeping yourself sacred and safeguarded.
PAINDO AND THE ELITE
Fifthly, I have heard and seen people categorizing, a village person as paindo for keeping cattle and hens whereas a city life person modern for keeping dogs and cats and making them a brand. If a rural person is that paindo, then why drink the milk and eat dairy products from his cattles or hen? Why not drink the milk of their cats and dogs?
LOVE AT ITS HEIGHTS
Sixthly, if you want to experience love at its extreme, true nature, go and explore the villagers or people belonging to rural life. You will know the meaning of true love. You can’t find true love sitting over social media. You need to go out, meet people, like minded people and experience it.
Seventhly, poverty teaches all of us the meaning of true friendships that are everlasting. Though it may take a lifetime to find such friendships. However, good judgement and trust too can help one in achieving those friendships easily.
PASSION TO THRIVE
And Lastly, Poverty teaches us the passion to dream, to thrive, to do things differently, yet with great determination and consistency. This is something found more in rural people who are down to earth and have the desire to rise above their means as and when needed.
However, not all rural people can possess all qualities or faults. Sometimes we find a mix in both rural and urban life. It is just a matter of exploring the right path. Think about it. Until next time stay safe and healthy.