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We no longer have the "poor" with us as was written

Having recently read an article referring to "persons of low wealth", I have to wonder how we'll integrate this new term (or variants of it) fully into our written and spoken language. There will be no more talk of poor neighborhoods or giving alms to the poor. I suppose it will be insulting to use the term "poor as a church mouse" and they won't be able to bring back the TV series "Rich Man, Poor Man" without a title change. Gee, I kinda' felt good about helping the poor when I could but it's going to be tough making contributions to those of low wealth. Happy

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You misquoted. It says,

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"Thou shalt always have the spin doctors with thee."

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(NT) :-)

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Article was written by a person or people who

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.... have never been poor.

Just like articles written on child-rearing by those who have never raised children themselves.

Or telling somebody how to drive a car or fly a plane or use a co,puter when they don't know how.

One can guess, can sympathize, but cannot empathize without having been there, done that.

"Poor" is NOT a bad or insulting word. It does not imply a permanent state. It can apply to a financial, physical, mental, or spiritual condition.

"Wealth", on the other hand, implies that there is plenty of all conditions in ready reserve at all times just for the asking, which is not always the case. This in turn gives a person a sense of failure for not being able to call up those reserves easily.

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