Friday, April 19, 2013

Is it Good to Experience Poverty?

What is something every person should experience at least once in a lifetime? Aside from the usually mentioned love and sex? That was an actual question posted on Quora. I thought the most intriguing answer was poverty.

According to this answer, poverty teaches important lessons in the first young years of adulthood, such as budgeting, saving, decisions about what is really important and what isn't, who your friends are, and how to work. Supposedly, you'll never forget the years of living on little and carry the benefits for a lifetime.

If you actually agree that poverty teaches important life lessons, there is goods news. The latest government programs are almost guaranteed to increase poverty and spread the benefits of being poor far and wide.

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