'Tola Mebude Kingstar
2 min readJan 5, 2021



Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it’s hard for an empty bag to stand upright.-Benjamin Franklin.

1. For all the good things that have been said of poverty personal experience to success which is its cousin continues to show that prosperity which is its foe is kinder.

2. The man who has no money is said to be poor’ but, money is derived from a positive and informed mind in action.

3. If the lack of money makes a man poor, what then do we call him that sinks to the bottom of debt? Theodore T. Munger wrote that, ’Debt is the secret foe of thrift… The debt habit is the twin brother of poverty’’

4. There are good and bad debt and both can make or destroy the journey to accumulate wealth, Debts and prosperity are learnable habits derived from choices and decisions that are readily cultivated and equally uprooted.

5. Today is a new day, and a new page to set afresh a new dawn in our lives to set new habits

6. Happiness and Progression which is the twin brother of Prosperity is a choice to cultivate in a fertile soil.

7. It is a sin to be poor, ‘‘for man wasn’t configured for a poor mind, except by continuous choice’’. ‘‘Worldly Thrive to escape the hindrances of circumstances to get positioned for such journey within reach;

In the word of the writer Eli Kamarov; Poverty is like punishment for a crime you never committed.

The great Nelson Mandela nails it on the sand of time; Poverty is not a gesture of charity, It is an act of justice

8. It’s time to set new habits of prudence and thrift as choice; it’s great to align from the journey of recession. Like everything else, it’s a matter of choice.

Letter of Awakening to a Poor Mindset



'Tola Mebude Kingstar

Product & Technology Leader [] EdTech/corporate - Instructional Designer - Research & Intelligence Analyst across multiple verticals. (9years blended workforce)