Climbing out of a hole is tricky business. Depleted resources diminish out decision-making powers. Not enough money? We scramble and settle for short-term relief - or magical thinking. Not enough time? Same dynamic. Poverty pressures use up precious cognitive bandwidth* which leaves us even more overwhelmed.
No easy answers, but tapping into our dreams and brains requires a huge leap of faith - and then, it's one foot in front of the other.
We are all 'poor' in some way - read *Maria Konnikova's excellent NYT article, No Money, No Time - Sunday Review, 6/15/14.