We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
     - Mother Teresa

papri papri
31-35, F
6 Responses Apr 17, 2012

true, also need the emotional support too.........

Yes, I have had meals in Africa with people who barely had anything but the clothes on their backs and yet I strongly envyed their close extended family, strong sense of identity and belonging.

This sort of poverty is most profound and dangerous. Even when given tangible food, clothes, and shelter, the spirit/heart is wounded and empty when one feels worthless and unnoticed. And when left untreated, the void grows until it completely consumes. <br />
Indeed, such feelings must be replaced and supplied with genuine Love--and all that is of it...<br />
Edifying quote. Thanks for sharing!

Yes, emotional poverty can cause serious harm to a person which others usually don't care about...

Unfortunately... it is the "out of sight, out of mind" attitude. However, not everyone is so apathetic and ignorant. :)

You are right, when people withhold good from their lives it can be a form of poverty.

i agree with this. so many people neglect the existence of emotional poverty in others.

Yes people always relate poverty to the physical- materialistic, never emotional