As reasonable as the above question might sound, it should not astonish anyone to realize that very few poor truly ask the above subject question. While some think about it, but do not necessarily ask the question; majority of the human race have sadly fallen deep into the abyss of self-deceit under various guises, believing that penury is a way of life for them or their lot in life.
For the simple reason that only most of those who ask the above subject question, succeed in exiting the poverty mode in life. Those who ask the right questions, get the appropriate answers. The moment of critical thinking of one's self and state, is the beginning of the journey to self-discovery, liberation and prosperity.
On the flip side, most people who are poor do not ask the above subject question not necessarily out of ignorance but perhaps, they suffer from self-inflicted poverty, in a wider complicity. A common adage truly tells that 'Most misfortune are self -inflicted'.
Whereas we were taught to believe that the opposite of a 'victim' is a 'villain'. However, I make bold to say that such 'education' is full of garbage, and nothing but 'ignorance'. Actually, there are two classes of 'victims' (i.e. the 'villainous or guilty' and the 'victimized or innocent' victim) and while there are also two classes of 'villains' (i.e. the 'villainous or guilty' and the 'victimized or innocent' villain).
The 'villainous or guilty victim' is the man or woman who presents himself or herself as the victim in a situation, when in fact, he or she is the guilty party. They may truly suffer a loss or damage in a given circumstance, but such misadventure results from their deliberate creation and or willful participation in a clandestine ill-enterprise, with the objective for reward. The victim card is played up with the intention to avoid giving account for their misdeed. We see this play out not only in movies, but also in our daily lives under different pretenses and circumstances. On the other hand, the 'victimized or innocent victim' is the man or woman who truly but innocently suffers a loss or damage in a given scenario.
The 'villainous or guilty villain' is the man or woman who is open and seen to be the guilty party, in the deliberate creation and or willful participation in any condemnable adventure. Their primary objective is the reward that lie ahead in such given circumstance. On the other hand, the 'victimized or innocent villain' is the man or woman who truly but innocently created and participated in an unfortunate adventure. Such may generate proceeds or benefit from a given scenario, but does not necessarily make them guilty.
To adequately answer the above subject question, some questions hold key to the answer(s) you seek?