- Michael Porter
Later on, Thoreau sates his thoughts on the impoverished. The poor often are stereotyped to be miserable and uncomfortable simply because they haven't the money to provide themselves with superfluous luxuries that are thought to cause happiness. He says, "Often the poor man is not so cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross. It is partly in his taste, and not merely his misfortune." Here he says that some of the poor men that he encounter are well fed and happy, it's only that they are wearing dirty and ragged clothes. Money does not make one happy.