George Bernard Shaw: Poverty Mistaken

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George Bernard Shaw Poverty Quote saying those suffering from any difficulty like pain or poverty assume that all who are free of that problem are also happy. George Bernard Shaw said:
the man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth sound. Poverty stricken makes the same mistake about the rich man Quote

“The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man” — George Bernard Shaw


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George Bernard Shaw said that the poor man makes the same mistake as the man with toothache because both assume that those without their problem (toothache or poverty) must necessarily be happy. Shaw is pointing out that just because someone does not have a certain difficulty, like poverty or toothache, it does not mean they are free from unhappiness or other problems in their lives.

His quote suggests that the poor man mistakenly believes the rich man must be happy simply because he is rich, without considering that wealth does not guarantee happiness or solve all life’s problems and difficulties.

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