poverty

Posted on January 24, 2017

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… until one walks in their shoes, one cannot imagine.

If one cannot imagine, one cannot understand.

What one cannot understand is feared, and fear creates stories in the mind;
stories unconsciously designed to ease fear and create comfort and security
among those that partake in privilege and can tell themselves they are comfortable and secure;

thus washing the hands of those that the stories in the mind have made invisible and without voice.

Poverty is a complex issue and is equally destructive to the poor as to the rich; creating a when-i-give-food-to-the-poor-cy12353poverty within.

Poverty exists on many levels and cuts across every citizen in America.

Everywhere I turn, I see a poverty…
of money (and resources)
of meaning (and purpose)
of relationships (and community).

Possibly the greatest and most destructive poverty exists among those that have the most resources and privilege because…

… until one walks in their shoes, one cannot imagine.

If one cannot imagine, one cannot understand…

… and yet we think we “know”

Check out “It is Expensive to be Poor”  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/it-is-expensive-to-be-poor/282979/ 

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