“ I was born in a village when money was not widely used. People made things by themselves and the barter system was common everywhere. People at that time did not use the word “poor” but the word “suffering” instead. When they were suffering they could find happiness easily by producing more things, sharing with others or helping others more.
Things suddenly changed when electricity and TV came to the village. The TV said we were poor because we didn’t have money to buy a TV, a motorcycle, a refrigerator and so to solve the poverty problem we have to work harder and we will have more money. People started to work harder and harder after that but the more they worked the more in debt they became. To be in debt is worst than to be poor for villagers because of the chronic suffering and low self-esteem it causes.