You are actually buying a turkey

“You mean no one gave you a turkey?”

A friend of my mother, who is a doctor, shopped at a local grocery store. This particular grocery store is located in a low income to lower middle class neighborhood (beginning to gentrify ).

A customer made the above remarks to the doctor. I guess this customer is used to receiving a free turkey from some group or organization each year.

Thinking about this customer’s remarks , I recall a statement of Dave Ramsey from his Financial Peace University series. Dave Ramsey stated he has been broke twicein his life. He has never poor. Being poor is a state of mind. The customer from The grocery store is an example of a poor person ‘s state of mind.

Yes, not everyone receives handouts. Yes, people earn money to buy their own food.

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