I was raised in poverty. At the time, i didn't know it because everyone i knew was also in poverty. We thought everyone in the world lived like that.
That poverty has been my motivation for nearly 50 years. 'I will not go back to that', i will say to myself.
But, ya know, even though we were cast into poverty, there were some things my mother would not allow; skipping work or school, being dirty or shabbily dressed, speaking like a retard. IOW, we were not allowed to use our low station in life as an excuse for not being someone.
Poverty is a reality, but the difference between staying in poverty or not is only about your state of mind. That means that some people will never be able to leave poverty, no matter how much money they make.