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popeye1945
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The many kinds of poverty and there effect on the person

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Seldom it seems to me do the range of the kinds of poverty that constitute one's possible environmental context get an equal mention with material poverty. It has been my observation that the level of other poverties makes a significant difference in the painfulness of material poverty. Like material poverty, these other kinds determine health, maturation, moral and intellectual development. I am thinking along with material poverty, of spiritual poverty, intellectual, emotional and social poverty. My focus for now is not global but on a community and family level, say considering the factory family system, which is the individual first environment context, and this first of systems is embedded within a society/community. I'll not go on I think there is enough here to spark the imaginations of our fellows, so I am all ears.
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I'd say that material poverty is a consequence of spiritual poverty. First is spiritual poverty of rich people, then there is the one of the oppressed people. I think that we should care, first, about spiritual poverty, because, if that care is authentic spirituality, it cannot ignore material poverty. Instead, if we pay attention to "bread and work" only, we are at risk of forgetting what bread and work are instruments for.
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perhaps I'll add a little something to help us get off the mark. We all grew up under various conditions, some had happy childhoods others no so much. What was right or what was wrong in your particular upbringing. Often it is considered bad taste to blame the parent, and when you look into it often they had horrific childhoods themselves. So good and bad parenting can flow through the generations, and just maybe your carrying on the tradition.
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