"To me, poverty is like the Supreme Courts' decision regarding pornography. They knew it when they saw it, but other wise found it difficult to describe."
In the book, Siebold also gives some other examples of how poverty is like a disease of the mind. For example, the self-talk of average people goes something like "I'm not enough,"I'm not good enough," or "I can't afford it." A rich person's self-talk goes "I am enough,"I'm good enough,"What shift do I need to make to be able to afford this?"
"This poverty is like having an identity that is not concerned about my self-worth."
"Poverty is like darkness: it isn't a thing. It's the lack of a thing."
"Poverty is like an infectious disease. It is like a virus Satan brings upon the Body of Christ. He has infected many individuals, families and whole churches with ..."
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