On poverty/ being an idea/ running like buffoons

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

On Poverty

As long as we think we are helping the poor, we will never really be helping the poor. As long as we think we have to sacrifice certain things, as long as we think of it as a giving, as a taking away from what is ours, the problem of poverty will remain, the number of homeless families will increase, of starved and naked children running around in the streets begging for alms from tourists on a land that was in the first place supposed to be theirs will multiply at a rate almost as fast as the number of lice on their sun-burnt heads. I used to think it’s a good idea to help the poor, a selfless, heroic act, worthy of recognition. I would be, after all, giving away something that is mine:

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On poverty/ being an idea/ running like buffoons

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