I can make this really simple.

  • Wealthy is what you can do.
  • Rich is what you do do.
  • Broke is what you can’t do.
  • Poor is what you don’t do.

Rich and poor are demonstrated visibly.

Whether someone is wealthy or broke is hidden or a latent, but it may become visible. Conversely, what is visible eventually becomes hidden(*).

It is really quite obvious isn’t it?

(*) For nonproductive behaviors, poor leads to wealthy and rich leads to broke. For productive behaviors, rich leads wealthy and poor leads to broke.