Nothing wrong with being poor. I highly recommend it.
The best thing about being poor is not being poor, but having been poor.
So that when you no longer are, you can really appreciate it.
In fact, you will never not-be poor until you have been poor.
And so it is important never to try to deny anybody the opportunity to be poor.
People are always claiming that they have to do things they hate, and deal with people they hate, in order to make a living. But this is just another form of delusion.
Choose poor, and do it on your own terms, not somebody else's.
The only really bad kind of poor, is to be poor while having not-quite-enough stuff.