Realize my brothers, and friends that fear of poverty is one of the diseases of the heart that has multifarious consequences in terms of perspective, personal growth, health, family and social stability. It is caused by trauma, where the suffers have gone through immense difficulties so much so that the use of their faculties get affected and rather than using them to figure things out or keep learning new skills, they become dependent on others.
Fear of poverty grips the mind so much that the sufferer is unable to figure out anything on their own, but develops coping mechanisms which become instinct. Rather than valuing others and giving them their rights, all principles of social ethics become irrelevant due to the mind which is gripped by this fear and unable to figure things out. Their survival mechanism is based on subjugating others to their service who too might develop the same phobia. It is at this stage that people sieze to see principles at work in life which are independent of time, place, and culture as taught in the Quran and Sunnah. Rather, they develop a deeply communal mentality, in which people group together for the sake of survival, labeling everyone else as "bad" and themselves as "good". At an individual level, such people can sell their mothers, or enslave their progeny if needed due to their severe need to survive. At a neighborhood level, gangs appear. At a town level, we have fans who support their football team blindly. At a national level, this can develop into xenophobia. At a global level, this is what secret societies and government secret services practice.
It is vital to have mercy for the suffers of the fear of poverty as we have mercy for all sufferers of illnesses. Be kind to them without them controlling us. Avoid getting angry with them, but rather sympatize with their malady without it affecting us. May Allah cure every patient, creating a world in which people instinctly behave the way they were meant to behave, at harmony with themselves, nature, and everything around them. It is practically very difficult for suffers from this malady to recover if this has been their condition for a lifetime. The important thing is to forgive them and keep our boundaries from them just in case they might try to pull us down with them, as that is the only mechanism they know for survival and use it instinctively.
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