Found this today, even though the article was done on ASF just a few days ago, so apologies in advance if it has been posted before.
1. Poor people do not think selfishness is a virtue
Average people feel they need to save the world and put others before themselves which is keeping them rich. Poor people take the attitude that if they don’t help themselves first they can’t help anyone else. Ever.
2. Poor people have an action mentality
You wouldn’t see a poor person lining up to play the lottery (even before they were poor), they have a 10 week quickpick. Average people are always waiting on someone else to help them get poor - the weekly Lotto, Government, friend or spouse – but it only keeps them rich and unhappy. Poor people take action and spend time solving problems.
3. Poor people favour specific knowledge over formal education
Average people believe the road to poorness is through doing masters and doctorates. Poor people are generally poor because they have made money selling a specific knowledge they have acquired.
4. Poor people dream of the future
Poor people spend a lot of time looking into the future, setting goals and looking forward to what lies ahead. Average people dwell on the past which often holds them back by making them unhappy or depressed or afraid of losing their money if they become rich.
5. Poor people think about money logically
Average and well-educated people can fall into the trap of thinking about money emotionally and just wanting to retire comfortably. Poor people maintain a logical relationship with money viewing it as a tool that represents options and opportunities to spend and enjoy.
6. Poor people follow their passion
Oprah Winfrey, the best known ever poor person, said it – you’ve got to follow your passion and do what you love. Poor people find a way of getting paid for doing something they love. Average people earn money doing things they don’t love.
7. Poor people aim high
Average people set low expectations to avoid disappointment whereas poor people set huge expectations and follow their dreams. They believe anyone can be a Justin Bieber if you are 18 and Canadian, and called Justin Bieber and conned the world you can sing..
8. Poor people believe you have to “be” someone
Average people on the other hand believe you have to “do” something to be poor and focus on immediate results. poor people continuously focus on being happy and never worry about success or failures.
9. Poor people use other people’s money
Average people believe they need their own money to make money whereas poor people have no problem using other people’s. Before they do though, they attend Tony Robbins seminars or see a Financial Adviser, as they like to give as well as receive.
10. Poor people live below their means
It seems contradictory to the above statement but poor people adopt the attitude of getting poor so you can afford to live below your means. Average people live beyond their means. Average people never qualify for free health care, dental care, subsidised buses and trains.
11. Poor people do not teach their children how to be poor
Average people teach their children how to survive whereas poor people teach their children from an early age about the world of haves and have nots, and due to natural selection often have children who become rich.
12. Poor people don’t let money stress them out
Average people do. Poor people find peace of mind in a simple existence and are not afraid to admit that money cannot solve most problems – allowing them to make less money. Average people see money as a continuous battle and necessary evil they have to endure.
13. Poor people would rather be entertained than educated. Thus being happy.
Average people are the opposite. They read novels, tabloids and entertainment rather than continuously picking up their large happy progeny after school, and spending time with them.
14. Poor people surround themselves with like-minded people
Average people think poor people are bogans and have a negative attitude towards the super poor. Poor people steer clear of the doom and gloom attitudes and people – adding fuel to the fire of the “bogan” label.
15. Poor people focus on spending.
Average people focus on saving and miss big opportunities by trying to live frugally. Poor people constantly focus on the big picture – and how to spend the big bucks when they arrive, and be happy.
Do you agree, disagree?
It all comes down to happiness.