Staying positive when your on the bottom of the pile, so to speak, is very challenging but has its own rewards.
You find out you can survive
You find out that being poor is not about money
You find out if society values peoples welfare over profit and fame
You find out that you are resourceful
Being able to maintain a positive is a gift money can not buy but has its own set of rewards. Life changes, expect the negative but search for the positive.