Mother Teresa: Rich Don’t Know Poor

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Mother Teresa Money Quote saying with knowledge of the poor, comes love and empathy. Allow the rich to know poor. Mother Teresa said:
The trouble is that rich people don't really know who the poor are, they do not know them Quote

“The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don’t really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it’s because they do not know them” — Mother Teresa


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In this quote, Mother Teresa seems to be saying that wealthy or affluent people often do not truly understand who the poor are or what poverty means.

She suggests this lack of understanding and connection can be forgiven, because direct exposure to and experience with the poor is needed in order to develop true care, compassion, and love for them.

Mother Teresa appears to believe that only through gaining knowledge of the poor and their struggles, by interacting with them and being “touched by them”, can rich people come to serve those in need.

The best interpretation is that she felt personal contact was vital for the affluent to develop empathy and a desire to help alleviate poverty.

Birthday August 26, 1910 Died Sept. 5, 1997


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