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Thread #78659   Message #1422810
Posted By: Piers
28-Feb-05 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Little Hawk, would you say that 'negative ideas about life' stem from material poverty? I think that many do, or are, at least, instigated by material poverty. For example, 'the world is out to get you' is borne of competition for jobs and over resources that we all face because of capitalism, 'thinking yourself worthless' is a common feature of the psychological effects of unemployment or mind-numbing employment that so many face. The corollary of this is that no matter how much positive thinking, confidence boosting, etc. you might do the underlying cause of much 'psychological poverty' is material poverty.