Poverty is a two-edged sword
Dreadfully cold, the last evening of the old year was drawing in. A poor little girl, with bare head and feet, was still wandering about the streets. She daren’t go home for she hadn’t sold out the match, even not a single one. The freezing snow eternally fell down on her trembling body, so inhumanely. Finally, she couldn’t stand the sufferings any more. She died, of cold, of hunger and of poverty. What a misery.
Such a sad experience doesn’t only exist in fictions. In many real- life cases, poverty, like a greedy boa, not only means the farewell to a warm cozy house or a full table of festive Christmas dinner but it also swallows any chance of happiness, of joy and of hope. So awful, isn’t it? However, if we think twice and look at poverty on its bright side, we can easily get another conclusion, namely---it’s a blessing in disguise.
Firstly, poverty is the motivation that drives people all the way to success.
Though we believe “Money isn’t everything.” we have to as well admit that we can’t live without money. “No money, no words” or” No money, no self-respect” is usually the case. We expect to own a better quality life. We hope to improve our children’s living environment. We also want to be capable of taking good care of our old parents. All those are our wishes and all are under the premise of our having enough money. So to get rid of poverty and earn adequate money has become many people’s aim and the stimulus to motivate them to struggle continuously until they succeed.
Secondly, poverty is the touchstone of sincere friendship and true love.
There is a saying” A friend in need is a friend indeed.” That really holds water. Many our so-called friends may flock in, surround us and even sweet their mouths to suck up to us when we are well-off. But as soon as we are down and out, they will also abandon, belittle us and even plunder our burning house ruthlessly. How horrible if we really make such kinds of friends....