Why is it that everyone wants to be born rich? Is growing up poor really that bad? Is it because you get to have everything you ever wanted? Or the fact that you think your life would be a little easier?
Either way, it doesn’t matter. Rich or poor we each have our own problems. They may not be the same but they sure feel like it’s the end of the world for each of us.
However, even if I had to chose, I would 100% always choose to be born poor. Growing up poor is better than growing up rich reason being is that we have nothing to lose. Those who grow up rich have everything to lose. Let me share with you why I think growing up poor is better!
Living in South Central Los Angeles, you learn to survive in the environment you’re placed. You don’t take shit from anyone and you learn how to get whats yours at no matter the cost.
I was raised by a single mother along with a younger brother. We lived in the ghetto part of Los Angeles where crime rates were at an all time high. Majority of my life, I lived in the living the room along with my brother until we were both near the end of high school.
Even though, we knew we were poor it never really felt as if we were. Our household income was probably less than $25,000 a year. For those of you who don’t know what that feels like you can probably just imagine a broke college student with 2 kids, whom can only speak Spanish by the way.
To top things off, I mean think about it… Los Angeles…. $25,0000 a year…. hmmm.
It doesn’t take a rocket science to imagine the type of lifestyle we were limited to. Nonetheless, I loved every minute of my childhood. You see people always look at the negative in everything, but fail to see the positives.
Everyone believes that if they grew up poor, they were destined to stay poor. They also believe that life is against them & that they will never achieve their goals and dreams. I’m here to tell you today that growing up poor is actually a blessing.
Money is not the answer…
First of all, if you haven’t heard it enough, money does not bring happiness. Money will help get rid of majority of those problems, but it wouldn’t solve all of your problems. We’ve heard of plenty of millionaries and billionaires whom lived an unhappy life and they had all the money in the world. On the other hand, we see thousands of people unhappy because they don’t have enough money.
However, money isn’t the thing that people should be worried about. People mistakenly chase money on their path of life and lose sight at the real importance of life. THE JOURNEY.
The journey towards your final destination is the real meaning of life. All of those obstacles that you had to overcome to get to where you are today are what makes this game of life worth playing. That feeling of accomplishment, theres no other feeling like it.
Perspective is EVERYTHING.
Now that we know, that it’s not money that would make us happy but the journey. Why is growing up poor better? Well think about it…
When you go on a hike, would you rather carry a lot of weight or be as light as you possibly can?
Would you rather fall from 30ft or 3ft?
Would you rather lose $1000 dollars or $100 dollars?
Im sure we all chose the second answer for each question right? It only makes sense! The less we have, the less we have to lose.
But why can’t we apply this to our own lives? I learned at an early age that I grew up with nothing. I have nothing to lose. If were to go bankrupt, If I were to lose my business, or If I were to lose everything… I WOULD NOT CARE.
Why? Because I never had any of those things before! Plus, I could just start all over again! Just because you fall one time doesn’t mean you can’t get back up. It’s all about perspective.
It doesn’t matter where you started in life. Those who are willing to take the risks to get what they want will seek the benefits. Those who chose to give up early will only live a miserable life. But at the of the day, you get to decide how hard you want to try.
If you grew up poor, please remember that you have NOTHING to lose. Go out into the world and reach your dreams. Otherwise, someone else will.