THE POOR MAN’S MENTOR

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Poverty is one of the world’s greatest diseases that is no respector of persons or race. It is estimated by the WORLD BANK OVERVIEW OF POVERTY  that as of 2015 (2011 statistics) there were just over 1 billion poor people in developing countries who live on $1.25 a day or less.  This compares with compared with 1.91 billion in 1990, and 1.93 billion in 1981.  This means that 17 percent of people in the developing world lived at or below $1.25 a day in 2011, down from 43 percent in 1990 and 52 percent in 1981.  Progress has been slower at higher poverty lines. In all, 2.2 billion people lived on less than US $2 a day in 2011, the average poverty line in developing countries and another common measurement of deep deprivation. That is only a slight decline from 2.59 billion in 1981. Regardless of these palpable facts poverty still lingers on the door of many people.  The question remains can we get out of poverty?

The first answer to this question is a YES with a low probability. This may sound quite paradoxical or absurd. In a world of inequalities one may struggle with finances and hardship yet, an ailing situation could make his position chronic. Consider too, a poor village boy who has no one to cater for would also find it hard to make it simply because he has no one to cater for him, and help him acheive his goal. Hence this gloomy picture makes it impossible. However, rich men like Donald Trump came from such bizarre backgrounds. Through their tireless effort and determination they have made it life.

The second reason why it could be possible for a turn over in economic situation is the ability to create and use opportunities. Most poor people relinquish themselves in a position that they find it difficult to make most out of their situation. By accepting your situation you are in a better position to look around you and make it in life. However, if you relax in your poverty, poverty will marry you and procreate with you and your future generation.

Now with the preceding thought in mind, just look at the brighter picture, see role models and accept your situations and the most out of your chances.

KOJO OFORI
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