Poverty can rock or suck. Either way it's not the end.

Friday, April 13, 2012

We Are Nothing

The thing about having nothing is that there is nothing to lose or at least less to lose depending where you fall on the ladder of things.  I can't lose my job, I can't lose my home, I can't even lose face because when you are poor you've already done all that.

These are actually wonderful things to experience because when it comes right down to it, it's good to know that I am nothing.  There are millions upon millions of people in the world so what is the worth of one person?


Oh, misguided ignorant people might subscribe that some ridiculously rich and famous person is something, but I tell you nobody is anybody special.  We are all nothing in the scope of things.

Eventually, you will die and eventually anyone who knew you will die, and eventually even those people who they might have told stories about you will die till eventually any trace of you is gone.  You never mattered anyway.

There is real freedom in this because once you realize you are an absolute zero, you can stop struggling to be something that you could never be anyway.  You don't need for people to understand you anymore.  You don't have to explain what the hell happened anymore.  It's all completely absurd.

You don't have to change anything you can't change anymore.  If you could change and you are reading this don't you think you would have achieved this or that change by now?  It's not going to happen so now you can stop your completely useless and incessant planning and scheming.

You can stop driving yourself mad trying to find an answer to it all.  You realize there isn't one.  For whatever reason or whatever course your life took to land you in poverty, it's pointless to rehash it again and again.  You are here and you are here NOW.

NOW you are poor and that's okay because your life was pointless to begin with and it will end the same way.

After that, what's left to worry about?

The pressure is off.

You can be happy you got to walk down the street a few times.  You can be happy that breathing is free.

Everything else you get is just a bonus.


  1. We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

  2. Thank you Elizabeth, you said that wonderfully. We are nothing and everything, each of us the same as the other.