Are You Impoverished?

Last Update: May 04, 2020

Firstly, what does the Collins Dictionary define impoverished as?

1. Made poor or with diminished quality of life.

"One of the most impoverished suburbs of the cityan attempt to lure businesses into impoverished."

2. Areas (of soil) deprived of fertility

"The sparse vegetation clearly has a tough time extracting the most meagre rations from its impoverished soil."


To me, almost everything in life is relative and comparative to something else.

To a billionaire, a millionaire is relatively poor compared to them. To a millionaire, somebody on an average income is relatively poor compared to them and so forth.

Selfishly, I've occasionally considered myself impoverished but on reflection I've always had a roof over my head, food on the table, clean running water and mains sewerage.

To many people all over the world, these basics would seem like unattainable luxuries and so it may apply to how much money we think we all need or want......it's all relative and comparative!

I've never been that materialistic or acquisitive (just as well really) so I value being comfortable and relaxed more highly than buying a mansion or a Ferrari.

Having said that, I'm ambitious enough to want to improve my situation and help others along the way. If I do that, I'll be successful in my own eyes!

What's your meaning of success and how will that compare to your current situation, relatively speaking?

Have a great day!

Mark


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Twack Premium
Thanks for this Mark, it's a thought provoking post, for sure. Providing our children with a better childhood than both myself and my wife had. Anything else is just a bonus.
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Mark1957 Premium
I think that's what most parents would be happy with Mr T, we got our daughter through Uni for the profession that she always wanted to do and now she's 11 years post grad and working in that profession.
Upshot....Dad's happy, ie me!
Thanks for your thoughts
Mark
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Twack Premium
You're very welcome Mark. I can see why you would be happy. It's how things should be.
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Mark1957 Premium
Absolutely Mr T 🙂
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a1jonuk1 Premium
I am like yourself Mark, success doesn’t mean material things, fancy houses and rich living.

To me, in my 6th decade I will be able to say “Success” when I know my online efforts will be sufficient to be able to retire from my offline self employment and concentrate my efforts online.

Have a great week,

Andy.
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Mark1957 Premium
I'm already in my 7th decade Andy and, like you, a full retirement being completely supported by this online thing would be just great.
Good luck with your efforts to get to that place!
Mark
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Dorrie1 Premium Plus
Great post very true may not be a millionaire but I’m very rich I have my family roof over my head food on the table clean water and a vehicle to get me here and there
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Mark1957 Premium
Comparitively speaking Dorrie, you would be a millionaire to millions of people and a pauper to others....it's whatever makes us feel happy and contented is the important thing.
Glad you're happy and content with your own circumstances.
Mark
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Dorrie1 Premium Plus
Yes I agree
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Makinitwork Premium
My meaning of success is in my relationships with family and friends. Although I do treasure time on my own. Success is what you make of it. I am not materialistic either but if I have to get something I want quality so it lasts longer not because of the brand, So I guess its quality not quantity. Thanks for your blog Jen
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Mark1957 Premium
Yes Jen and I guess that especially at the moment family is at the heart of it all.
Thanks for dropping by.
Mark
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crytonewbies Premium
Great post, well the meaning of success is very subjective but I am agree to given the position where you can help others and improve the current situation where you will feel the joy.
Cheers,
Melanie
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Mark1957 Premium
You're right of course Melanie, it is very subjective but helping others improve their situation as well as your own is a very worthwhile thing to do.
Thank you for your thoughts today :-)
Mark
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