Poverty is an interesting phenomenon. It is unpleasant, and it is something that many of us want to avoid (if we are not already in it), or to come out of (if we are already in it). Against that background, a question that is commonly asked is one as to what can lead to poverty. And that is where it emerges that there are two fundamental situations that can lead to poverty.
The first fundamental situation that can lead to poverty is the one where a person has good ideas, but is too lazy to execute them. This is the predicament that many of the ‘poor geniuses’ find themselves in. Being highly mental people, they often lack physical energy. So they are always planning, but hardly ever executing.
The second fundamental situation that can lead to poverty is the one where a person is very active (in the sense that he or she is not lazy at all), but then he or she lacks good ideas.
Thus, overcoming poverty becomes a question of having the right ideas, and being hardworking in executing them. With that sort of a combination, we have even seen people being in a position to make money out of things that would otherwise be taken for granted, like the Gmail accounts that are described in this website amongst other places online.