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Mason Cooley: Literary Lies About Poverty

Posted by admin on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Mason Cooley Money Quote saying authors have made the poor into unlikely colorful and routinely cheerful characters. Mason Cooley said:
 
Literary tradition is full of lies about poverty — the jolly beggar, the poor but happy milkmaid Quote
 

“Literary tradition is full of lies about poverty — the jolly beggar, the poor but happy milkmaid, the wholesome diet of porridge, etc.” — Mason Cooley

 

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In this quote, Mason Cooley seems to be criticizing how literature has often portrayed and romanticized poverty inaccurately. Some key points:

  • He notes that many works in “literary tradition” contain “lies about poverty”, meaning they do not provide realistic or truthful depictions.
  • Cooley gives examples like the “jolly beggar” trope, implying poverty is often shown as somehow enjoyable or even amusing in stories.
  • Similarly, the “poor but happy milkmaid” archetype suggests impoverishment can coexist with contentment, which Cooley doubts.
  • Even “the wholesome diet of porridge” is referenced as an unrealistic literary cliche about poverty, when in reality diets of the poor tend to be less nutritious

Overall, Cooley appears to believe much classic literature provides dishonest, sanitized or even idealized views of poverty that do not ring true to actual lived experiences of lack and the daily struggles it imposes. For Cooley, “literary tradition” contains misleading falsehoods rather than honest portrayals of poverty’s difficulties and hardships.

Mason Cooley on Money Understanding

Posted by admin on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mason Cooley Money Quotation saying understanding anyone comes by witnessing their spending habits. Mason Cooley said:
 
To understand someone, find out how he spends his money Quote
 

“To understand someone, find out how he spends his money” — Mason Cooley

 

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Mason Cooley on Passionate Cash

Posted by admin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mason Cooley Money Quotation saying the drive for wealth is not half-hearted or random natured, but fully committed. Mason Cooley said:
 
The passion for money is never fickle Quote
 

“The passion for money is never fickle” – Mason Cooley

 

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Mason Cooley Money as Liquid Power

Posted by admin on Monday, May 26, 2014

Mason Cooley Money Quotation saying immediacy of authority is a measure of wealth. Mason Cooley said:
 
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Money: power at its most liquid” — Mason Cooley

 
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Mason Cooley on Social Health

Posted by admin on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mason Cooley Money Quotation saying amounts of cash are to social standing as wellness is to physical health. Mason Cooley said:
 
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“Money is to my social existence what health is to my body” — Mason Cooley

 

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Mason Cooley on Kindness & Money

Posted by admin on Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mason Cooley Money Quotation saying the value of kindness exceeds most needs except that of money, which is worth more. Mason Cooley said:
 
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“Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does” — Mason Cooley

 

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Mason Cooley on Willingness to Spend

Posted by admin on Friday, May 23, 2014

Mason Cooley Money Quotation saying to measure belief and truthfulness, simply observe spending commitment. Mason Cooley said:
 
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“Sincerity: willingness to spend one’s own money” — Mason Cooley

 

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