Is Poverty a Mental Disorder?

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Those growing up in poverty embrace a belief system which sets limits that often extend out to many generations.

And beliefs define your destiny in life.

That poverty-destiny mindset then becomes a blueprint for your future life.

You build a life of poverty around this mindset.

Essentially, this poverty-destiny mindset says: I was born poor, I’m a victim of my circumstances and the world in intent on keeping me poor.

That thinking and those beliefs make poverty a mental disorder.

Conversely, those with a rich-destiny mindset believe they can change their circumstances, no matter how wretched they might be. 

They then create a blueprint of their future lives that has the effect of removing any limitations.

This Rich Thinking breaks the cycle of generational poverty, enabling the poorest of the poor to achieve great things in life.

If this was not true there would be no Andrew Carnegie’s, no Oprah Winfrey’s, no Ralph Lauren’s, and no Howard Schultz’s (Starbucks).

The only limitations in life are the ones we set.

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Tom Corley


Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website:

'Is Poverty a Mental Disorder?' have 2 comments

  1. May 17, 2016 @ 6:54 am Christopher Howes

    “….Money is better than POVERTY…if only for Financial Reasons…”


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