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The Opposite of Poverty

Posted By Chris Giovagnoni On July 1, 2008 @ 1:53 am In Employees and Culture | 9 Comments

Opposite of poverty

“The opposite of poverty is enough.”

Have you heard us say this before?

Answer first, before reading on. :-)

Wess talks about it in his book, mentions it in The Lie of Poverty video and alluded to it in a blog post.

It can be seen on the poverty wheel, is threaded throughout many other blog posts and can even enhance your body.

But despite all that, my mind still leaps toward wealth when I get the prompt:

The opposite of poverty is …

It’s like speaking another language. I think in wealth — in Western abundance — and translate into poverty.

Is that emotional disconnection [3] or just cultural inculcation? Is it a symptom of something else? A life in transition, perhaps.

Those questions are mostly rhetorical, feel free to address them if you want, but I’m really interested in whether the phrase has any emotional punch for you.


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