Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

Being poor is relying on people who don’t give a damn about you.

Most of them are about being financially poor, but this one is about emotional poverty and can happen to the richest of us.

"We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty." - Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was no saint: http://www.slate.com/id/2090083/

Christopher Hitchens isn't exactly an impartial source when it comes to Mother Teresa.

He has an opinion, and he states it. It's not like he has some sort of conflict of interest.

My point was that Hitchens has an axe to grind. It makes entertaining reading, but should be taken with a hefty dose of salt.

Specially given his propensity for excessive self-promotion. That piece might have been written to spread his name around. Just like that dipshit in Florida who gained international recognition by threatening to burn a book.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact