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by Uriah J. Fields

Friday, August 10, 2012
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Poverty, like ignorance, is not bliss or salvation. Escape
from both as soon as you can. What you don't know can
hurt you. What you don't have can hurt you.

"We were poor but didn't know it," they called
legion exclaimed with the nostalgia that rivals
those who long for the "good old days."

They called legion stated their condition thusly:
we barely had enough to eat but we were never
hungry, during our growing-up years and for
some of us for a lifetime we remained in close
proximity to where we were born, we couldn't

afford to go to the doctor when we were sick"
and some of us died much too soon, we had
poor schools but we didn't know that they were 
poor because some of us graduated at or near
the top of our classes without being able, or
barely able, to read, our clothes were old, over-
worn and patched over patches by our mothers,
our shoes were hole-infected. But we didn't
know we were poor. Yet the consequences of
being poor were in evidence. We couldn't see 
or seeing was not believing.

Like ignorance, poverty, is neither bliss or
salvation. Offen poverty and ignorance coexist.
What you don't  know can hurt you. What you
don't have can hurt you.

Poverty debilitates, deprives, oftentimes it
keeps a person from developing his potential
and ushers in death prematurely, sooner than

"We were poor but didn't know it" is not a song
to sing with adulation or jubilation

Know that poverty is not limited to the material.
Poverty of consciousness, evidenced in lower
consciousness, not knowing oneself, can also
be fatal. Being poor in material things or poor
in spiritual achievements are states to avoid
or escape from.

We have this assurance: "The earth is the Lord's
and the fullness thereof." "No good thing will he
withhold from them who love him."

Claim your inheritance which is presently accessible
and exists in perpetuity.

Copyright 2012 by Uriah J. Fields
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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/10/2012
Wise words. That saying is reserved for those who have escaped like I have. For those that remain poor and powerless, ignorance may take over their lives for lack of positive reinforcement.


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