I know people who come from underprivileged backgrounds who have made it big in this world. Oprah Winfrey was born in severe poverty. She used to wear potato sacks and today she is one of the richest women in the world.

People who rob and kill others, demanding their belongings and blaming the government and poverty for doing those crimes, are just making excuses. I have seen people who used to live on the streets and who lost both their parents, but today they own big businesses. I am talking about people who were raised by single parents who were domestic workers, but today they are graduates. If you’re doing things to hurt others because of poverty then you should consider changing your thinking.

Your dreams cannot be determined by poverty, but you should work very hard to get yourself out of that poverty. Bill Gates once said, “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you will die poor, it’s your mistake.” He is the guy that co-founded Microsoft and he is one of the richest guys in the world.

Tell us: Do you agree that poverty is not an excuse?