KEYs to #Pi
‘Every man’s ambition is to add value to his community’
Give him That, you give him a reason to be.
Mary Jane expressions on What I Think
‘What’s for Breakfast…?’
give to grow to give
Millennials mastering Control
Consumers + Employees = Success
Know Your Value
Being Poor is not only a ‘state of mind’
It is a state of circumstance aggravated by the inbred greed of society
Being Poor in a greed led society is an excruciating experience. Filled with hopelessness, setback after setback and extra ordinary costs of time and money you don’t have to get ‘not very far’.
People who have been born into privilege or even those who have overcome the never ending drama of what being poor is, offer judgements without recognising that being poor comes in many, many forms. Most of the poor population are incapable of seeing a tomorrow when there is barely a today to hold onto.
Having a dream of incalculable proportions seems a luxury you cannot allow yourself. Therefore you see only today and the problems of today. Tomorrow may not come. Many days you wish there would be no tomorrow because then the ‘insanity of the’ problems of today will no longer exist. Another set of circumstances becomes reality. Whatever those may be, they must be better than now.
One of the most terrifying aspects and realities of being poor is the lack of control over your own existence and those in your charge. You cling onto a faith that God does not want this for you and your children. He has provided sufficient supply of everything we need so there is a way. A glimmering barely visible shimmer of hope gets you through your day. Then, just when it seems that plans are beginning to go your way an even greater obstacle stands before you to overcome in order to move even one tiny step ahead.
The general lack of understanding of those in control of their lives, thanks to their circumstance on the opposite scale, confers with every other opinion of your lack of interest in moving forward, your lack of passion, gumption and determination. ‘There is always a way’
Not wishing to involve themselves in the realities of the circumstances you face, take time to discuss the possibilities of what can be done to rectify your situation and how their support can help you go the distance it will take.
One hour of someone’s time can literally change the circumstance of another human.
Imagine changing a life and all the lives that they touch with just one hour of your time?
The obstacles one faces are glaring. No food. No transport. No Money. No job. No…. oh Lord… tell me what DO I have? ~!
What’s for breakfast?
How can I think about tomorrow when I have yet to resolve NOW? Then my boss calls to say I ‘don’t have to come in today’ Paid a cash day rate, my food for the day… next few days… gone. In an instant my circumstances went from out of the quagmire into the volcano.
The daily struggle of transport to get to where I may find a job or buy food is mountainous, time consuming and energy sapping. Not only is it unreliable it’s also costly as a percentage of your days wages – which you may or may not earn.
Being poor is more than a state of mind
It’s a state of living reality for billions of people around the world. What are we doing about it?
The psychology of being poor dramatically affects the ability to rise out of poverty in a greed led society.
Being in control is singularly the most important mental factor in every human existence. Being able to control one’s health and well-being: i.e. put food on the table, have a table, have a kitchen to cook in, pots and pans… being able to control the basics of one’s life dramatically increases your ability to focus on more than your very immediate problems.
Reducing the number of life-death conundrums of the day gives scope for thinking, dreaming, doing, seeing. Being productive in planning a future, designing it and making it a reality becomes easier.
Being in control of your existence changes everything.
Circumstantially Poor: it’s not a choice anyone would make
The circumstances that lead one to being poor are many. And, frankly, it doesn’t matter how you got to being there. How you get out is the most important focus.
The circumstances of being poor are rarely understood by those who control your circumstances: your boss, business partner, friends, clients. Their attitude to your poverty will either see you grow or fail yet again. Their actions directly impacting the very thing they are looking down upon you for.
Being poor is much more than a struggle for daily dignity. It’s a mindset that becomes ingrained in you even though the deepest part of you knows you’re worth much more.
Understanding that may help the more privileged to understand their priorities are so frivolous as to be laughable. And perhaps that is what keeps the poorest of the poor laughing and smiling when really they should be cursing and hating. When one is poor one is pushed to one’s limits every day. Never a let up. Never a day of rest. And we are not wicked. We, who are poor are not all bad.
“Not all white woman are rich bitches and not all black men want to steal from, rape or murder you”
Getting out of Being poor isn’t a simple set of keys we all have to hand with doors that open easily. Or is it?
Let’s find out.
The Stories of a Thousand lives as lived through…
“Read this book. I took the rough journey so you don’t have to”
Psychology of being poor
How often do you hear a poor person say “I’m ready to receive in abundance” ? What echoes through the visible bones is… ‘I’ll take whatever is offered to me”
This mentality of being unworthy of wealth and abundance, peace of mind, contentment is what makes a poor person poorer. This unworthiness sadly is compounded by the way in which those who do not suffer treat the poor as being unworthy.
A worthy lesson:
Value yourself otherwise others can’t and won’t.
‘To be valued, place a higher value on yourself’
Most important of all:
Become worthy of receiving in abundance by
believing you too deserve to receive in abundance
Connecting all aspects of being poor: the most logical approach to alleviating poverty is to offer a way for the poor to be in control of their today so that they may begin to see a tomorrow.
We do this by offering an opportunity to find one anothers potential by looking at what each of us has achieved, know or have experienced to collate a property of community skills, knowledge and experience from which to build the foundations. To find and harness collective & individual passions. Whilst growing, teaching and sewing throughout the community for all to benefit from. Equally.
In doing this we start with the fundamentals of staying alive: food.
Recognising there are many with skills, knowledge and experience we don’t own, we go forth in search of those with a signature dish they’re really good at, we harness it, embrace it into the collective where we help brand, market, sell with the added bonus of collective buying power and a central kitchen with street outlet we give them all the exposure they could possibly wish for. As Entrepreneurs. (With one major condition: that they pass on what they know and commit to keep growing)
And help to get started.
Just one of many platforms we can use to gain ground on the poverty platform.
The Matrix of Models fits the economy, needs and what is already established within the poorest communities to ensure a speedier result in raising the low point of every person. Simplicity in fitting into a community with enhancements and collaborations to speed up the process.
Growing our own veg from a sustainable source:
We harness seeds from the Home Growers Association seed bank created from the produce of the privileged few who have the luxury of the seeds and time to grow their own veggies…
Home Growers Association – veggies exchanged for credits (PI) on Goods produced with theirs and other local vegetable, herb etc growers by local people doing their best to move forward.
THE COLLECTIVE – A simple structure of do good = be good = is good.
Blake, MaryJane & Cooks Recipes:
A Collective of signature dishes from aspiring artisnal and home cooks using fresh locally sourced produce in a central kitchen, sold locally, online and to the local trade stores further afield.
Rainbow inspired recipes are available to try –
download, print and go wild with sending us pics of the deliciousness and who you shared it with.
Or buy the real thing at…. and online at: www.whatithink.co.za/food/see them all/your favorite cook
Recipes are designed with health in mind yet bursting in flavour and vibrance to be an attractive addition to any dish or dish itself.
Rustic, Authentic, Unique Truly Local foods.
We cook what we can get our hands on locally first. Supporting independents like us to make a bigger mark on the micro economy we, as THE COLLECTIVE give first to our community
‘COMING SOON via THE COLLECTIVE’
Doing things differently for the best benefit of all.