Chapter 16: The Many Faces of Poverty

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s autobiography is published in weekly installments. Stay updated here. The Many Faces of Poverty One does not really understand poverty unless one has lived through it; it is a world which has its own rules and logic. I am grateful for the privilege of having experienced poverty—and survived. Both the darkest and the noblest aspects of human nature manifest themselves in dire poverty. For some, poverty justifies their worst brutality to exact revenge against an unfair world; for others, it inspires their bold idealism to treat all people as members of the human family. This is a...

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