Programmed For Poverty
So why might you not be accepting all the abundance that is meant for you? Because you’ve been programmed for poverty. You think that money is bad, rich people are evil, and it is spiritual to be poor. And this programming started when you were an infant.
I grew up watching TV shows like “Gilligan’s Island,” “MASH,” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.” All pretty silly, innocuous shows, right? Well let’s analyze them from a prosperity standpoint.
Remember the millionaire on Gilligan’s show? He had a pretentious name, and was always portrayed as a goofy rich person. Think how the banker and people with money were portrayed in the “Hillbillies.” The Hillbillies were always presented as sensible, down-to-earth people, who were amused and bemused by the crazy way rich people acted.
MASH centered around the two good guys, and then there was always a bad guy, usually a rich guy who listened to Opera, and also had a pretentious name. I could go on, but you get the picture. I look back on it now, and I realize that I was probably programmed against rich people before I was ten years old!
What about you? Are you programmed for poverty? If you grew up in a different time frame than me, think about the shows you watched. How were rich people portrayed? (Think about J.R. on “Dallas,” all the conniving rich people on “Dynasty,” and the way the media slants the stories about the ultra-rich people like Bill Gates, Ross Perot and Ted Turner.)
Do you realize that the average person watches 6 hours of TV per day? That equals 42 hours a week and 168 hours a month. So that means in one month, they watched approximately 6,720 commercials and has accumulated seven full 24-hour days worth of mostly useless and often lack-centered information.
For every hour you were listening to the radio, you put even more commercials and useless information into your brain. If you just listened to the radio in your car, you might be subjected to 5 to 10 hours of status quo information per week, or 20 to 40 hours per month.
Newspapers and magazines add even more redundant information and advertising into your mind. Newspapers are full of information written by people who are not at all educated about the things they are reporting. They rely heavily upon slanting their articles in a way to draw out your emotional response to sell more newspapers.
It’s certainly not getting better today. In fact, you can make the case that it is getting much worse.
Last year I made a prediction about a soon to be released book titled, “The Nanny Diaries.” I guaranteed that it would be a monster hit. Which it was. How did I know it would be?
Because I read an advance review in the USA Today, and it was obvious that the book pandered to the basest lack and limitation programming of the masses. The very first sentence of the review stated, “Quite simply there is nothing more delectable than evidence that being very rich and very thin does not mean that one is happy.”
That one sentence tells you everything you need to know about the role of the media in shaping your perception of success, happiness, and money. But there is plenty more. The review and story are simply saturated with statements to promote poverty consciousness. Here’s a sampling:
“…perfectly captures the strange and pampered life of New York’s elite as they skillfully evade raising their own offspring.”
“…wonderfully sets up the world of very rich women who devote enormous energy to monitoring what their children eat but who never actually sit down with them.”
“Just how does an intelligent, adult woman become someone whose whole sterile kingdom has been reduced to alphabetized lingerie drawers and imported French dairy substitutes? Where is the child in this home?”
“A perfect size 2, Mrs. X devotes herself to maintaining her good looks, the pristine elegance of her lavish apartment (there’s a full-time housekeeper of course) and making sure Grayer does not muss up her PRADA togs.”
“Mr. X is always at the office, generating the millions…”
“Both parents see their children as a prestige accessory, not as a little boy with enormous unmet emotional needs.”
“Mr. X is too busy with his thong-sporting mistress.”
So what does all this tell us?
1) You may get rich, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be happy.
2) Rich people don’t raise their own kids.
3) Rich women are too busy socializing to actually spend time with their children.
4) Thin people are egotistical.
5) Rich women are vain, vapid and superficial.
6) Rich men are workaholics who don’t care about their family, only making money.
7) Rich people are adulterers.
Now notice that neither the book author nor the reporter actually say any of these things. They simply present “evidence” to let you come to these conclusions. Which leads us to the question of, why would anyone want to believe all these things about thin, rich, or successful people?
Because it validates their life of quiet desperation.
If you are overweight and out of shape, it’s good to know that those who are very thin aren’t necessarily happy. Because let’s face it, that would really be too much. If we knew that they were thin and happy – that might be more than we can bear.
If we know that rich people are poor parents – we can feel noble for being broke. If we learn that wealthy people are vain, stupid and cheat on their spouses – then we can justify why we never opened that business, went after that promotion, or acted on our dream.
Most people spend all day parroting useless information they were programmed from gossip and the various media outlets. As much as we love them, some of our best friends can unwittingly be our worst enemies just by being themselves. They’ll talk about how bad the economy is, the latest train wreck they heard about on the news, someone’s heart attack, or who’s cheating on whom. You need to make sure that people do not sabotage your philosophy of abundance.
If you have ever heard me present my “Conquer Self-Doubt, Create Destiny” keynote speech, then you’ve heard me talk about the movie “Titanic.” This is probably the most evil movie ever made; programming you on level after level that money is bad, rich people are evil, and it is spiritual to be poor. So of course it became the most popular movie of all time.
It panders to your poverty programming.
The big hit last year was “Spiderman.” It was such a success in big part, because it was filled with insidious poverty and limitation messages. If this didn’t jump out at you from the screen while you watched it, you’ve got a ways to go in your consciousness in this area.
Here are just some of the subliminal messages this movie foists on you:
Poverty is noble. We have the poor relatives who bring up Peter, the poor orphan. (By the way, have you ever noticed how many orphans there are in popular literature? Not just Spiderman, but Batman is an orphan, Superman is, Harry Potter is, and plenty more. This is to evoke emotional support from you.) There even is a part in the movie, where Peter’s uncle speaks the most poverty-centered words that have ever been spoken.
“We may be poor, but at least we are honest!”
Translation to your subconscious mind: Rich people are crooks.
Which is subliminal message number two. The evil villain in the movie, is of course, the billionaire industrialist. He is wealth and ambition personified; the devil incarnate!
These messages were repeated over and over…
Remember the scene where Peter finally gets up the nerve to talk to the neighbor girl. She seems like she cares for him, then the rich kid shows up with his new car (that daddy bought him for his birthday). She drops Peter like a piece of radioactive camel dung and jumps in the new car and speeds off.
Is it any wonder that you grow up hating rich people and subconsciously not wanting to be like them? Once this is ingrained in you, the guilt starts. And it is that guilt that can stop you from accepting the abundance you are meant to have!
Programmed For Poverty – Excerpt from Accept Your Abundance! by Randy Gage Web Site