Thursday, June 01, 2006

Your Poverty Graph

Do you want to know your poverty graph? You are poor if you:

- do not have a firm commitment with yourself to succeed

- do no set goals and follow them through.

- do not put your best efforts at work

- do not adopt a positive attitude and get rid of negative thinking

- are not strong enough to accept the challenges of day-to-day life

- are not ready to take any risk due to fear of failure

- do not appreciate the good work done by others

- do not help the people in need

- do not thank God for all that you have

The list goes on and on. Let me leave it unfinished and ask you a simple question. Do you really want to get rid of your poverty? The answer, you know the better!


Orikinla Osinachi. said...


But what bothers me most is not myself, but the poor majority in Nigeria.

I have seen that the rich in Nigeria bear the full responsibility for the poverty in Nigeria from the street to the government.

I have been with the richest and the poorest in Nigeria. And I have seen the gang-up of the rich oppressors to continue to oppress and suppress the poor in order to perpetuate their poverty, because they told me that the poor are the suppliers of their housemaids, houseboys, cleaners, cooks and stewards, messengers, drivers and low income wage earners in their offices and factories. So, they want to deliberately control the reins of power to continue to reign in their dominion of the poor.

Poverty is Man Made and can be eradicated by the empowerment of the poor right from their places of work.

I have helped a cobler to rise up to become a tailor and from that he has become a producer.
I give people the capital or the means to fulfill their dreams and goals in life and not asking them to come an wash my cars or clean my toilets or telling them to do what I want them to do. Empower the poor to do what they can do best whether in Arts, Sciences or Economics.

If you employ someone to be your houseboy of housegirl.
You should ask him or her.
"What is your life ambition?"
"What do you wish to become in life to contribute to the development and advancement of your family and country?"

Then, you must do your possible best to assist and support him or her to achieve the beneficial life ambition. It is evil and wicked to keep someone as your servant for more than three years in the same condition and situation.

After serving you for three years, sponsor the further education of your servant or sponsor whatever lucrative trade he or she wants to do to enable him or her to improve the status in life.

To take advantage and exploit the disabilities and deprivations of the less privileged is a sin and wickedness and if not for the mercy of God I would have killed all the oppressors and exploiters of the poor.

My mission on earth is explained in the life of all men of God in the Holy Bible and as written in Psalm 82 and anyone claiming to be a Christian and pays starvation wage to his or her servants and employees is an ingrate and hypocrite and if not for the mercy of God, I would have destroyed all the wicked in the land.

God bless.

christabelle said...

Yes, Osy I understd, I understd the feeling, each time I wlk on the street and see pple begging, pple running after moving cars to sell, small children picking pockets, frustrated faces all around, my heart bleeds, so I understd the feeling, but u see I believe that u might not have a dime to ur name and still be rich, or be Bill Gates and still be poor, I believe Poverty is not measured by how much u dnt hv but by who u r. I totally agree with ur philosophy, if all Nigerians think the way u do, then this country will sure be a better place.
thks 4 stopping by.

Belle said...


I am amazed by this post. Christabelle thanks for always making me think. Yesterday, I was faced with a situation, and I remembered the story of the tailor with 2 daughters. It really helped me put things into perspective.

Orikinla, I completely agree with you about the poverty in Nigeria. My family had househelps, but I always felt guilty and sad because they are in essence treated like slaves-- can't leave in the evenings to be with their families, meager pay etc etc.
I know that if I ever go back to NIgeria, I would try and empower whoever it is that provides a service to me.
I'm so glad there are people with your mentality because it is our generation that is going to change that country.

christabelle said...

thks belle, I'm glad my post was able to help u, and girl thats great, anytime u come yeah, empower somebody, meanwhile we'll keep holding the fort down here. thks 4 stopping by.

Keshi said...

This is truly remarkable!