Do any of you know people, like I do, whose income puts them below the poverty level? I am thinking of those that are happy with their income. It is one thing to earn 10k a year and try to keep up with the Jones'. And another thing entirely to earn that 10k and be content with fishing your life away and eating taco bell all the time. I actually know a few people who would be considered poor but do not think of themselves as poor. I would also like to add they are not on welfare. I am sure they probably do benifit from some form of medicaide medicare or something along those lines.