I wonder if that phrase actually used the word poverty. Poverty is quite well understood in the context of countries, but I don't think you are using the same definition.

Poverty as an obstacle that needs dealing immediately.

Alternate viewpoint: a life of moderation or even scarcity.

Sorry if it goes back to a previous topic, but a humble life like that allows one to develop a deep insight and appreciation for life. It's not quite unlike hermits or monks in retreat from society.

I was really bad at history classes. I wonder why we didn't even learn the chronology of events for the world wars :/ Well, maybe we studied that, but my memory is so bad I didn't keep track of anything.

Mnessie trying to figure himself out.